"Men of Valour: Part III"
If you had the impression that the British were not fighting valiantly in Basra, you are not alone. One of the few reporters to accompany British and American troops in Iraq over the last three years is freelance Michael Yon. He makes clear that media silence did not mean silenced guns.
Yon describes the heroism of Major Steve Webb and Pte David Smith, the support of HRH the Duchess of Cornwall for 4 Rifles, and how 24 British troops held off an attack by 200 JAM attackers here.