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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472299475

ON SALE: 18th March 2022

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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This is an extract from the book Chemical Warrior: Syria, Salisbury and Saving Lives at War by Hamish de Bretton-Gordon (Headline Publishing Group, 2020).

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A gripping account
Daily Mail
Gripping
Daily Express
A fascinating memoir
Salisbury Journal
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon has been one of my closest comrades on the front line. Completely fearless, he is one of the leading chemical weapons expert on the globe. His training has saved lives and given hope.
Professor David Nott, bestselling author of WAR DOCTOR
A career at the cutting edge of Britain's chemical weapons defence has bequeathed Hamish a deep and heartfelt mission for protecting the innocent victims of such heinous crimes. The risks he has taken to do so are legion, his commitment beyond belief, his inspiration truly humbling. One of my heroes, a word I do not use lightly.
Damien Lewis, bestselling author of APACHE DAWN
This book is where theory meets reality. DBG is one of only a handful of highly experienced practitioners in this field. Of course, the science matters - but its application is what requires our full and undivided attention. DBG shines a light into that dark corner.
Sir Graeme Lamb, former director of UK Special Forces
The international community has generally ignored the plight of the Syrian people, but there are a few bright lights and Hamish is one of the brightest. He is a brilliant humanitarian activist.
Dr Ghanem Tayara, Syrian doctor
Hamish's incredible life story is unlike any account of warfare I've read. His courage on the front line and drive to make a difference in the world is truly inspiring.
Billy Billingham, 'SAS: Who Dares Wins'
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is an outstanding humanitarian who has fought for justice and accountability for Syrians. He is one of the few heroes in a story of evil, misery and law breaking.
Andrew Mitchell MP
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon's autobiography starts like the opening of a high-octane film
The New European
It is a remarkable story of rising above a truly terrifying experience and making a genuine difference in the world... DBG's writing is clear and enjoyable, making the book a pleasure to read
History of War
Chemical Warrior reads as a fast-paced thriller, each derring-do tale worthy of a book in itself.
Wiltshire Life
A page-turning read, full of urgent questions, from one of the world's finest chemical and biological weapons experts. Compelling and unforgettable.
John Simpson