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  1. Andrew Warde

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With the SAS and Other Animals. A Vet's Experiences During the Dhofar War 1974 Andrew Higgins 212 pages, hardback, £15.99. Pen and Sword. 2011. ISBN 978 1 8488 4486 5

IN the year of the Arab Spring, the appearance of this record of one vet's contribution to the development of a war-torn sultanate (Oman) could hardly be better timed. It is the story of how a young RAVC veterinary officer (VO), newly graduated and finding his way in the British Army, tackled the challenge of providing veterinary services in a little-known country the size of Hungary in which a new regime was becoming established in the face of violent …

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