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Fighting Season

Fighting Season
Tales of a British Officer in Afghanistan
Graham Lee
Price: £
8.99
  • eBook
Published: 
15 Mar 2012
ISBN: 
9780715644843
Pages: 
272
Genre: 
  • History
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Every year in Afghanistan, after winter has passed and the opium poppies have been harvested, local men re-emerge to confront the latest foreign ‘invader’ and the fighting season begins again.

The soldier’s experience is full of contrasts. From the thrill of adventure in a vast open country to the frustration of being withdrawn from action by behind-the-scenes bureaucrats; from watching a friend fall victim to a suicide bomber to being charmed by ordinary people caught in the conflict.

Fighting Season is a no-holds-barred account that will change the reader’s view of the Afghan campaign and offers a true perspective on the West’s ability to fight terrorism and promote democracy in foreign lands.

Reviews

'A significant and accomplished account of a soldier's experience of the Afghan campaign' Britain at War

‘Neither a guns-blazing boys’ own adventure nor a top-down tactical and political analysis of the UK’s intervention. Instead, the author recollects his deployment with a refreshing air of modesty and without hyperbole’ Soldier Magazine

'Fighting Season is a no-holds-bared account that will change the reader's view of the Afghan campaign, and offers a true perspective on the West's ability to fight terrorism and promote democracy in foreign lands' Dan Mogford

Graham Lee

About Graham Lee

Graham Lee was an officer in the British Army’s spearhead Air Assault Brigade, . He has served in Afghanistan, Kenya and Germany, in addition to other assignments around the world. This is his first book.

Fighting Season

Fighting Season
Tales of a British Officer in Afghanistan
Graham Lee
Price: £
8.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
23 May 2013
ISBN: 
9780715645291
Pages: 
272
Genre: 
  • History
Available from:

Every year in Afghanistan, after winter has passed and the opium poppies have been harvested, local men re-emerge to confront the latest foreign ‘invader’ and the fighting season begins again.

The soldier’s experience is full of contrasts. From the thrill of adventure in a vast open country to the frustration of being withdrawn from action by behind-the-scenes bureaucrats; from watching a friend fall victim to a suicide bomber to being charmed by ordinary people caught in the conflict.

Fighting Season is a no-holds-barred account that will change the reader’s view of the Afghan campaign and offers a true perspective on the West’s ability to fight terrorism and promote democracy in foreign lands.

Reviews

'A significant and accomplished account of a soldier's experience of the Afghan campaign' Britain at War

‘Neither a guns-blazing boys’ own adventure nor a top-down tactical and political analysis of the UK’s intervention. Instead, the author recollects his deployment with a refreshing air of modesty and without hyperbole’ Soldier Magazine

'Fighting Season is a no-holds-bared account that will change the reader's view of the Afghan campaign, and offers a true perspective on the West's ability to fight terrorism and promote democracy in foreign lands' Dan Mogford

Graham Lee

About Graham Lee

Graham Lee was an officer in the British Army’s spearhead Air Assault Brigade, . He has served in Afghanistan, Kenya and Germany, in addition to other assignments around the world. This is his first book.

Fighting Season

Fighting Season
Tales of a British Officer in Afghanistan
Graham Lee
Price: £
16.99
  • Hardback
Published: 
15 Mar 2012
ISBN: 
9780715642979
Pages: 
304
Genre: 
  • History
Available from:

Every year in Afghanistan, after winter has passed and the opium poppies have been harvested, local men re-emerge to confront the latest foreign 'invader', and the 'Fighting Season' begins.

It has become commonplace to hear politicians and generals comment on the progress of NATO's mission in Afghanistan, but rare to hear an account that is neither serving a political agenda nor couched in the language of democracy. The real soldier's experience is full of contrasts - from the thrill frustration of being withdrawn from the action by behind-the-scenes bureaucrats to the feel of watching a friend fall victim to a suicide bomber.

Fighting Season is a no-holds-barred account that will change your view of the Afghan campaign, and which offers a true perspective on the West's ability to fight terrorism and promote democracy in foreign lands.

Reviews

'A significant and accomplished account of a soldier's experience of the Afghan campaign' Britain at War

‘Neither a guns-blazing boys’ own adventure nor a top-down tactical and political analysis of the UK’s intervention. Instead, the author recollects his deployment with a refreshing air of modesty and without hyperbole’ Soldier Magazine

'Fighting Season is a no-holds-bared account that will change the reader's view of the Afghan campaign, and offers a true perspective on the West's ability to fight terrorism and promote democracy in foreign lands' Dan Mogford

Graham Lee

About Graham Lee

Graham Lee was an officer in the British Army’s spearhead Air Assault Brigade, . He has served in Afghanistan, Kenya and Germany, in addition to other assignments around the world. This is his first book.