Task Force Helmand

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by bigeye, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. First extract of Doug Beattie's new book TFH in the Mail on Sunday today. Looks like the journo's have massacred the text and screwed up some of the captions for the photos (which is a shame because they are bloody good pictures) but it seems there are loads of interesting stories - especially about mentoring the Afghans. Looking forward to the book. Seems you can't trust them as far as you can throw them. Or perhaps he just had the penal platoon.
  2. I finished TFH last week. As with An Ordinary Soldier, Beattie's latest effort is a real page turner, filled with 'heart in your mouth' moments. His descriptions are vivid and simple. For those who have fought in Afghanistan, particularly with Afghans, this will bring home all the frustrations and occasional moments of levity in glorious technicolour!

    Overall, another great read. For those of you who did not enjoy An Ordinary Soldier you will probably not enjoy this. For those who are heading out to Afghanistan in the near future, particularly in the OMLT role, this is a must read.

    And no I'm not Doug Beattie, his publisher, ghostwriter, wife etc!