This is just a quick post to make an initial mention of a book Im publishing in early November called In Foreign Fields, which I hope will be of interest to some Arrsers (and, indeed, the wider public). Thanks to Mr Happy for giving me permission to mention it. The book is a series of interviews with medal winners from Iraq and Afghanistan; theres no politics and very little editorialising by me (just an initial introduction and then occasional explanatory paragraphs) its just 25 people talking about the actions that led to their awards. (All I did really was steer the conversation and take out the repetition and some of the ums and ahs.) Interviewing them was an amazing and very humbling experience and their stories are amazing. It is, obviously, a commercial project (and I know that Arrsers tend to hate commercial stuff on the site, quite rightly) but just to say that I am donating half of my writing and editing fee (ongoing for every book sold) to SSAFA and that we have also taken paid-for ads on Arrse. The interviews cover the period from the initial invasion to recent times in Afghanistan. The MoD assisted us in locating and contacting the interviewees (after some initial help from Arrsers several of the interviewees actually are Arrsers), and checked the manuscript for accuracy and security, but theres been no censorship. We were contractually unable to pay any fee to any of the interviewees or anyone else - though I don't think any of them would have taken one - so decided to make the SSAFA donation instead. We have involvement from all three services but, obviously given the situation, the great majority of the interviewees are Army. The interviewees are (in chronological order): Lieutenant Ollie Campbell, MC (Royal Regiment of Fusiliers) Lieutenant Chris Head, MC (Royal Regiment of Fusiliers) Sergeant Mark Heley, MC (Royal Engineers) Lieutenant Simon Farebrother, MC (Queens Dragoon Guards) Lance Corporal Justin Thomas, CGC (Royal Marines) Corporal Of Horse Glynn Bell, MC (Blues and Royals) Corporal Shaun Jardine, CGC (Kings Own Scottish Borderers) Lance Corporal Chris Balmforth, MC (Queens Royal Hussars) Major Justin Featherstone, MC (Princess of Waless Royal Regiment) Warrant Officer Class 2 Mark Evans, MC (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Sergeant Chris Broome, CGC (Princess of Waless Royal Regiment) Lance Corporal Darren Dickson, MC (Royal Logistic Corps, Territorial Army) Sergeant Terry Bryan, CGC (Royal Horse Artillery) Corporal Terry Thomson, CGC (Princess of Waless Royal Regiment) Colour Sergeant Matt Tomlinson, CGC (Royal Marines) Captain Simon Bratcher, MC (Royal Logistic Corps) Major James Woodham, MC (Royal Anglian Regiment) Colour Sergeant James Harkess, CGC (Princess of Waless Royal Regiment) Private Michelle Norris, MC (Royal Army Medical Corps) Wing Commander Sammy Sampson, DSO (Royal Air Force) Flight Lieutenant Matt Carter, MC (RAF Regiment) Lt Hugo Farmer, CGC (Parachute Regiment) Lance Corporal Of Horse Andrew Radford, CGC (Life Guards) Major Mark Hammond, DFC (Royal Marines) Lieutenant Tim Illingworth, CGC (Light Infantry/The Rifles) The book will be published on November 19 and will be in all good bookstores, on Amazon and is also available here. A full image of the cover is at our blog, here; the front cover shows Royal Marines in recent action in Afghanistan, and the back cover extracted words from some of the interviews. Thanks for your time all. Dan Collins.