Desperate Glory

At War in Helmand with Britain's 16 Air Assault Brigade, Sam Kiley

Desperate Glory: At War in Helmand with Britain's 16 Air Assault Brigade

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His mates watch, and giggle, when tracer bullets from Spongebob's machine gun rip through a Taliban fighter. A wounded colonel high on morphine mistakes a helicopter for a train. Young men and teenagers fight the toughest battles for fifty years. Then play like puppies in the sand of their isolated bases, cooling off in paddling pools. Almost no one out there understands why Britain is at war in Helmand. They would not have missed it. Sam Kiley joined 16 Air Assault Brigade and got unescorted and unrestricted access to the front line for a full six month tour of duty.

 

Award-winning journalist Sam Kiley has covered wars and insurgencies in more than thirty countries over the last twenty years. Educated at Oxford University, he joined The Times in 1987, and since 1990 has worked as a foreign correspondent all over the world, most notably in Africa, where he won acclaim for his coverage of conflicts in the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. He has worked extensively in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taleban and has made more than twenty television films for Channel Four, Sky 1 and the BBC. He is a frequent contributor to the Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, the Observer, The Times and the Spectator.  

 

Desperate Glory: At War in Helmand with Britain's 16 Air Assault Brigade

 

Desperate Glory: At War in Helmand with Britain's 16 Air Assault Brigade

Format: Hardcover

 

Pages: 288

 

Size: 23.5cm x 15.5cm x 3cm

 

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