Infantry Soldiers

Infantry Soldiers

by Antony Loveless
     
 

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In today's world, most people do not take part in dangerous activities during their day at work. For some people, however, facing danger is very much part of their everyday working life. These brave men and women risk their own lives to fight for us and protect us-they do The World's Most Dangerous Jobs.

The backbone of any army, infantry soldiers seem to get ail

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In today's world, most people do not take part in dangerous activities during their day at work. For some people, however, facing danger is very much part of their everyday working life. These brave men and women risk their own lives to fight for us and protect us-they do The World's Most Dangerous Jobs.

The backbone of any army, infantry soldiers seem to get ail of the action but none of the glory. Trained for the very physical and aggressive work of engaging the enemy on the ground, the infantry tends to take high casualties in combat. This book looks at the high-risk jobs of the infantry soldier, including attack, defense, patrol, and intelligence gathering.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Throughout history infantrymen have been the backbone of the many armies that have waged war. Traditionally it has been foot soldiers who have taken on the lion's share of campaigning, fighting, and suffering that are an inherent reality in warfare. In the modern era this tradition persists as infantry soldiers continue to be the point of the spear in combat. In Infantry Soldiers, author Nixon provides an excellent perspective on the daily life and sometimes dangerous experiences that are part of serving in this branch of the armed services. Throughout this chapter in the illustrated "The World's Most Dangerous Jobs" series, Nixon combines his own narrative with the testimony of actual frontline soldiers about their experiences in combat. This approach allows readers to not only learn about the duties of infantry soldiers but also the nature of their service. For example, one veteran of the most recent Iraq War actually describes what it was like to be shot in combat and saved by his personal body armor. This type of gritty detail underscores the real life danger that is part of being an infantry soldier. This realistic approach by the author of this fine book raises it from glorification to historical realism and thereby makes this a first rate offering for younger readers with an interest in military affairs. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778751144
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Series:
The World's Most Dangerous Jobs, #7
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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