Red Zone Baghdad

Colonel Marcus Fielding

My war in Iraq.

When Australian Colonel Marcus Fielding returned home from his tour of duty in Baghdad, he found himself speechless and unable to explain to a civilian the nature of his work and his life during his tour. He wanted to do justice to his experience and to his fellow soldiers still in Iraq. This book is the result of that frustration, and it provides fascinating insights into the conditions on the ground in a theatre of war that more than 20,000 Australian men and women have served. Marcus was deployed as an ‘embed’ in the final days of the Australian presence. By this time, the violence had subsided somewhat from the carnage of the first few years of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but with several crucial elections being held, sectarian terror nonetheless reared its frightening head on many occasions.

Soft cover, photographs, 246 pages.