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Task Force Helmand: A Soldier's Story Of Life, Death And Combat On The Afghan Front Line

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In 2006 Doug Beattie of 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment was awarded the Military Cross for his part in recapturing the town of Garmsir from the Taliban. He was due to retire from the Army in 2007, but that was before his CO made a desperate plea: stay and do just one more tour. This is Beattie's story of that one final tour.
Hardcover, 337 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Simon & Schuster
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Oceana2602
Having like "An Ordinay Soldier" as much as I did, it was no question that I also wanted to read Beattie's second book about his second (and last) tour in Afghanistan. And I wasn't disappointed.

Beattie, once again, excels at finding and describing humanity inbetween all the horror and death. And I don't mean that in a seeing-the-flower-in-the-garbage kind of way. I mean the way he describes the situations he finds himself in and the people he meets, his thoughts and feelings in the light of the
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T.S. Flynn
Nov 07, 2016 T.S. Flynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book.
Alex
Sep 03, 2016 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Previously the RSM of 1 Royal Irish, he then went on to become a LEO and return to his regiment. On the verge of retirement he gets persuaded by his CO to deploy to Afghanistan as a Company Commander for one last operational tour.
The books follows the role of the group he's assigned to as the work as mentors to the Afghan National Army.
Expecially focussing on the disparity between solfiers serving as UK troops and those serving as guides for the ANA - how the first get practicaly all the resourc
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Paul
Oct 13, 2012 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Account of a soldier on the front line in Afghanistan. Fairly horrific accounts of the fighting, punctuated by moments of humour. Would recommend if you like books on the military
Smoko
Jun 23, 2011 Smoko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great insight into the war in Afghanistan!!
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