UK focuses on "Harrys War", Afghan campaign drags on

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UK focuses on "Harry's War", Afghan campaign drags on

LONDON (Reuters) - A blaze of publicity for Prince Harry's front-line assignment in Afghanistan has briefly drawn Britons' attention to the conflict but touched little on the harsh realities of a struggling military campaign.

British media have reveled in Harry's cameo appearance, broadcasting pictures of Queen Elizabeth's grandson firing a machine gun and running banner headlines on the "hero prince".

The combat role of third in line to the throne, has been used by politicians and army chiefs to remind Britons of the everyday sacrifices ordinary soldiers make on the front line.
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