DESTINATION: Vital Kajaki dam

As Taliban fled, the Paras fired. Every soldier mourned a pal and thought about avenging the fallen


DESTINATION: Vital Kajaki dam
By Douglas Wight, 21/06/2009

ON their first tour of Afghanistan, the Paras encountered first hand the savage ferocity of the Taliban in one of the most gruelling campaigns ever fought by British troops.

In 2008, two years later, they were back in Helmand-this time on a delicate mission to clear an enemy infested route for a special convoy vital for millions of innocent Afghans.

Acclaimed war correspondent Patrick Bishop was with them-and in a gripping new book Ground Truth he tells how they had to keep in check a burning desire to avenge fallen comrades..
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I bought his other book about the para's first tour, called 3 Para. I thought it was a good read and I might well get his new one.

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