I am delighted to announce that Adam Jowett, assistant Regimental Secretary to The Parachute Regiment, has been appointed liaison to Friends of The Tenth.
Wanting to know more about Adam, I bought a copy of his recent book ‘No Way Out’. The story of Easy Company, which Adam commanded, defending the District Centre compound of Musa Qala, Afghanistan, against overwhelming odds in 2006.
You must buy and read this remarkable book!
A spellbinding story by a great storyteller. If a 21st Century Para can understand what it was like during the last stand of the 10th Bn in Oosterbeek then it must be Adam.
One of those books so riveting that I read it from cover to cover after I had turned the first page. It is relentless, it has the pace and tension of the very best novels but it is, of course, a true story.
I recommend this book on so many levels, yes, a ripping yarn but so much more. An up close look at the fighting spirit exemplified by these incredibly brave men and their ultimate loyalty to each other. An insight into the agonising decisions of command. An understanding of the nature of Afghanistan and the Taliban, a deadly and fanatical enemy.
“In Helmand province in July 2006, Major Adam Jowett was given command of Easy Company, a hastily assembled and under-strength unit of Paras and Royal Irish rangers. Their mission was to hold the District Centre of Musa Qala at any cost. Easy Company found themselves in a ramshackle compound, cut off and heavily outnumbered by the Taliban in the town.”
“In No Way Out, Adam evokes the heat and chaos of battle as the Taliban hit Easy Company with wave after wave of brutal attack. He describes what it was like to have responsibility for the lives of his men as they fought back heroically over twenty-one days and nights of relentless, nerve-shredding combat. Finally, as they came down to their last rounds and death stared Easy Company in the face, the siege took an extraordinary turn . . .”
“Powerful, highly-charged and moving, No Way Out is Adam’s tribute to the men of Easy Company who paid a heavy price for serving their country.”