A Million Bullets: The Real Story of the British Army in Afghanistan

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Bantam, 2008 - History - 358 pages
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In May 2006 a small British Army force was sent to the Helmand province of Afghanistan. They were to keep the peace and perhaps help to build some roads. The defence minister said the mission could be carried out ẁithout a shot being fired'. But there was no peace to keep and the province quickly turned into a battle zone.

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A book to put anyone off soldiering. You may not get killed ( the face to face technological advantage is with the Westerners) but you will be isolated, undersupplied, ignored, messed about by your ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

James Fergusson is a freelance journalist and foreign correspondent who has written for many publications including the Independent, The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and The Economist. From 1997 he reported from Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, covering that city's fall to the Taliban. In 1998 he became the first western journalist in more than two years to interview the fugitive warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. His first book, Kandahar Cockney, told the story of Mir, his Pashtun fixer-interpreter whom he befriended and helped gain political asylum in London. From 1999 to 2001 he worked in Sarajevo as a press spokesman for OHR, the organisation charged with implementing the Dayton, Ohio peace accord that ended Bosnia's savage civil war in 1995. He lives in Edinburgh and is married with two children.

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