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The British Army in Afghanistan 2006–14: Task Force Helmand (Elite)

By Leigh Neville

Osprey
Released: 2015-05-19
Paperback (64 pages)

The British Army in Afghanistan 2006–14: Task Force Helmand (Elite)
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Fighting an elusive and dangerous enemy far from home, the British army in Afghanistan has been involved in asymmetric warfare for the best part of a decade. The eight-year series of deployments jointly known as Operation 'Herrick', alongside US and other NATO contingents within the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, have been the longest continuous combat commitment of the British Army since World War II. Together with Operation 'Telic' in Iraq, which immediately preceded and overlapped with it, this conflict has shaped the British Army for a generation. Enemy threats have diversified and evolved, with a consequent evolution of British doctrine, tactics and equipment. This book provides a detailed analysis of those specifics within a clear, connected account of the course of the war in Helmand, operation by operation.

Honourable Warriors: Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan - A Front-line Account of the British Army’s Battle for Helmand

By Richard Streatfeild

Pen and Sword
Released: 2015-01-02
Hardcover (240 pages)

Honourable Warriors: Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan - A Front-line Account of the British Army’s Battle for Helmand
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In 2009 Major Richard Streatfeild and his men fought for six months against the Taliban in Sangin, northern Helmand. They were engaged in over 800 fire-fights. They were the target of more than 200 improvised explosive devices. Ten men in his company were killed, 50 were wounded. This is their story – and it is the story, from the front line, of Western intervention in Afghanistan.

His graphic personal account gives an inside view of the physical, psychological and political battle to come to terms with severe casualties and the stress of battle while seeking the support of the local population. As he describes the day-to-day operations, he provides a fascinating record of the Taliban’s guerrilla tactics and the British response to them. His narrative also gives a direct insight into the experiences of soldiers who had to face down their fear throughout a prolonged tour of duty on the Afghan battlefield.

Honorable Warriors is essential reading for anyone who cares to understand the nature of the war in Afghanistan and how the odds are stacked against the army’s success.

Cries from the East: A fictionalised memoir of the British infantryman's war in Afghanistan

By Francis Odecroft

Released: 2014-05-19
Kindle Edition (179 pages)

Cries  from the East: A fictionalised memoir of the British infantryman s war in Afghanistan
 
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Anthony Cavendish is a British infantryman fighting in Afghanistan during the ‘War on Terror’. A young, thoughtful man from Cambridgeshire who abandoned his application to university in order to join the army, he now finds himself caught between his duty and family and that of fighting and killing an enemy with whom he knows very little about. Alongside this, he must also co-exist alongside his comrades who come from a variety of backgrounds and regions and in which he shares very little in common with, but nonetheless they must now depend on each other in order to survive their gruelling six-month tour of duty.

Sir John Fortescue’s The Bloodiest Folly: the British Army in Afghanistan 1837-42

By J. W. Fortescue

Leonaur
Released: 2017-02-28
Kindle Edition (393 pages)

Sir John Fortescue’s The Bloodiest Folly: the British Army in Afghanistan 1837-42
 
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An outstanding analysis of The First Afghan War
Among British Army historians the reputation of Sir John Fortescue stands virtually without equal. His comprehensive fourteen volume history is a work of unparalleled achievement in its field. Fortescue combines thorough source material research with insightful academic observation of the conduct of the campaigns he describes and of the decisions, errors and strategic and tactical options of their principal protagonists. The Leonaur editors have carefully selected passages from Fortescue’s magnum opus to create a series of books, each focusing on a specific war or campaign.
Almost every student of the British Empire at war during the 19th century knows that the army that marched to Kabul, to secure the unpopular Shah Shuja on the throne of Afghanistan, was annihilated. Much of the blame for that debacle has fallen—quite unjustly according to Fortescue—upon the shoulders of Elphinstone, the ill-fated commander. Although The First Afghan War was a notorious blunder of cataclysmic proportions, Fortescue’s perspective on it will be a revelation to many readers. The war began as a conflict instigated by the British, over an unnecessary issue that was never in contention, against a leader of his people who was broadly amenable to British objectives. The conduct of the war, fought over the most hostile terrain populated by a fierce, resourceful enemy, disintegrated through mismanagement, incompetence, double dealing and treachery, into a humiliating defeat for British arms and prestige in India. Fortescue’s scathing assessment of the roles of civil servants and political officers, including Burnes, McNaughten and others, is an insightful appraisal of the consequences of the subversion of the authority of military officers by civilian appointed powers in a theatre of war.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

Embed To the End with the World's Armies in Afghanistan

By Nick Allen

The History Press
Paperback (304 pages)

Embed To the End with the World s Armies in Afghanistan
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Detailing the experiences of soldiers from 13 NATO countries, this is truly an international account of the war in Afghanistan

Between 2006 and 2013, journalist Nick Allen traveled to Afghanistan to "embed" himself with soldiers on the front line in the war against the Taliban. He was posted with military units from many countries, including Britain, America, Finland, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Denmark, and Estonia, and spent time with the Royal Gurkha Rifles, the U.S. Marine Corps, the 39th Combat Engineer Regiment, and the 506th Airborne of Band of Brothers fame. This book is an unrivaled first-hand account of military operations, from the battlefields of Helmand and Kandahar to the so-called "backwaters" of the Afghan conflict. This eyewitness portrayal of combat operations, reconstruction, and daily soldiering life faithfully reflects the reality of life on the frontline of a war that had no defined frontline. Fully up-to-date as the troops withdraw, it also surely helps to answer the question: what was the West doing there?

The British Approach to Counterinsurgency: From Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan

Brand: Palgrave Macmillan
Released: 2012-11-27
Hardcover (442 pages)

The British Approach to Counterinsurgency: From Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan
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This timely and critical volume questions the effectiveness of Britain's 'hearts and minds' approach, challenging conventional counterinsurgency thinking by drawing on the expertise of regional and thematic specialists.

British Counterinsurgency

By John Newsinger

Palgrave Macmillan
Released: 2015-10-07
Hardcover (284 pages)

British Counterinsurgency
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British Counterinsurgency challenges the British Army's claim to counterinsurgency expertise. It provides well-written, accessible and up-to-date accounts of the post-1945 campaigns in Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, South Yemen, Dhofar, Northern Ireland and more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul, Vol. 2 of 2: With His Political Proceedings Towards the English, Russian and Persian Governments, ... British Army in Afghanistan (Classic Reprint)

By Mohan Lal

Forgotten Books
Paperback (562 pages)

Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul, Vol. 2 of 2: With His Political Proceedings Towards the English, Russian and Persian Governments, ... British Army in Afghanistan (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul, Vol. 2 of 2: With His Political Proceedings Towards the English, Russian and Persian Governments, Including the Victory and Disasters of the British Army in Afghanistan

The extracts which have unavoidably been briefly quoted in this Work, especially. In the latter part of it, are meant neither in disrespect to the opinions of any authority What ever, nor to contradict or disprove the assertions of certain writers in Indian journals. That is the province of men of higher talents and abilities nor are they meant as self boasting by the Author. Far from it. They illustrate the.

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Afghanistan: A Short Account of Afghanistan, its History, and Our Dealings With it

By P. F. Walker

A.M.P.
Released: 2013-04-22
Kindle Edition (81 pages)

Afghanistan: A Short Account of Afghanistan, its History, and Our Dealings With it
 
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For over a decade, Afghanistan has remained in the news, as a Western coalition led by the United States has sought to root out the Taliban. In the 1980s, the Soviets tried and failed to defeat the Mujahideen. A century previously, Britain repeatedly tried and failed to secure its regional strategic objectives in Afghanistan.

Philip Francis Walker, a veteran of the 75th Regiment of the British Army, laid out for public view a short history of the country from ancient times and its conquest by Alexander the Great, to the contemporary Anglo-Afghan wars. The backdrop of his writing was the Great Game, the strategic rivalry between Britain and Russia for dominance in Central Asia. Central to British concerns was the security of the Indian Empire, which lay to the south.

The Longest Kill: The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers

By Craig Harrison

St. Martin's Griffin
Released: 2017-02-14
Paperback (320 pages)

The Longest Kill: The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World s Greatest Snipers
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It takes a tough mindset to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most want to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 meters.

In this unflinching autobiography, Craig catapults us into the heat of the action as he describes his active service in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, and gives heart-stopping accounts of his sniper ops as he fought for his life on the rooftops of Basra and the barren hills of Helmand province. Craig was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan and left battling severe PTSD. After his identity was revealed in the press he also had to cope with al Qaeda threats against him and his family. For Craig, the price of heroism has been devastatingly high.

Powerful and compelling, The Longest Kill is a must-read for fans of military memoirs.


   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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