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The Scots Guards in Afghanistan: Six Months Without Sundays

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Max Benitz reports from the frontline of a highly controversial war in a perceptive and revealing account of several months spent in Afghanistan with this world-famous infantry battalion. Training with them and living amongst them as they undertake their tour in Helmand province, Benitz gives a unique insight into the pressures faced by those who risk their lives every sec ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 19th 2011 by Birlinn, Limited (first published November 1st 2011)
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Jim Perialas
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Six Months Without Sundays: The Scots Guards In Afghanistan written by Max Benitz is a true story about the British military unit known as the Scots Guard and their efforts in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Benitz writes about his observations of this unit while embedded with it in the summer of 2010. He provides insight into the Scots Guard' and it's battle with insurgents, battle with the general population, battle with rough Terrain and a harsh climate, battle trying to make the Afghan army " ...more
Gordon Taggart
Good book, horrific subject at times. The story of the Scots Guards, the ceremonial soldiers you see outside Buckingham palace on the front line in the professional infantry role.

What I felt let the book down a little and for which I had to drop a star was the cutting backwards and forwards. I appreciate the difficulties of the subject matter, and that the author approached it as an interested outsider rather than a more 'professional' writer. He had a refreshing and personable view, but that s
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Alistair Kerr
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A very good read. You will finish the book full of admiration for the Scots Guards and for our armed forces generally. Also for Max Benitz, who as he modestly points out, is not a soldier; and apparently could never have been one, but is clearly very brave as well. This is balanced by loathing for the politicians who got our soldiers into the Afghan mess and sent them in with defective or inadequate equipment. Temple Bar has now been re-erected in London: all it requires is the heads of Blair, B ...more
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