A Million Bullets: The real story of the British Army in Afghanistan

A Million Bullets The real story of the British Army in Afghanistan In April a small British peace keeping force was sent to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan Within weeks they were cut off and besieged by some of the world s toughest fighters the infamous

  • Title: A Million Bullets: The real story of the British Army in Afghanistan
  • Author: James Fergusson
  • ISBN: 9780552156080
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • In April 2006 a small British peace keeping force was sent to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan Within weeks they were cut off and besieged by some of the world s toughest fighters the infamous Taliban, who were determined to send the foreigners home again Defence Secretary John Reid had hoped that Operation Herrick 4 could be accomplished without a shot being fiIn April 2006 a small British peace keeping force was sent to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan Within weeks they were cut off and besieged by some of the world s toughest fighters the infamous Taliban, who were determined to send the foreigners home again Defence Secretary John Reid had hoped that Operation Herrick 4 could be accomplished without a shot being fired instead, the Army was drawn into the fiercest fighting it had seen for fifty years Millions of bullets and thousands of lives have been expended since then in an under publicized but bitter conflict whose end is still not in sight Some people consider it the fourth Anglo Afghan War since Victorian times How on earth did this happen And what is it like for the troops on the front line of the War on Terror James Fergusson takes us to the dark heart of the battle zone Here, in their own words and for the first time, are the young veterans of Herrick 4 Here, unmasked, are the civilian and military officials responsible for planning and executing the operation Here, too, are the Taliban themselves, to whom Fergusson gained unique and extraordinary access Controversial, fascinating and occasionally downright terrifying, A Million Bullets analyses the sorry slide into war in Helmand and asks this most troubling question could Britain perhaps have avoided the violence altogether

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    One thought on “A Million Bullets: The real story of the British Army in Afghanistan”

    1. A neutral and brilliant account of the British Army involvment in Helmand and how it could have been differentThe chapter at the end "Amongst the Taliban" was fascinating.

    2. Like the operations in Afghanistan it depicts, this book is confused about what it is trying to achieve and how to go about it. It has been stuck together from lots (hundreds?) of interviews and this shows, not only in the disparateness of the telling but also in the immediacy, the fascinating detail and the feeling that you are getting a real glimpse of some of the participants points of view. When speaking to Taliban commanders the author comes across as rather gullible, but brave to be there [...]

    3. Excellent book to get an in-depth knowledge about the UK military intervention in Afghanistan, and what actually happened on the ground.The author conducted numerous interviews with people who were in Afghanistan, as well as politicians, international experts and even members of Taliban!He doesn't not paint the whole story black and white, but always tries to present all possible sides of situation.Really interesting read.

    4. A book about British Army's operation Herrick 4 in Afghanistan. Great collection of stories from troops of various regiments supporting the Paras. Gives tremendous insight into working of the army in Afghanistan, from platoon to strategic level, including Taliban's POV. It's not a dry academic work though, it's a pageturner.

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