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

By Leigh Neville

Osprey Publishing
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 Military
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.

The Forgotten Highlander: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific

By Alistair Urquhart

Skyhorse
Released: 2010-10-01
Kindle Edition (321 pages)

The Forgotten Highlander: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific
 
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Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders, captured by the Japanese in Singapore. Forced into manual labor as a POW, he survived 750 days in the jungle working as a slave on the notorious “Death Railway” and building the Bridge on the River Kwai. Subsequently, he moved to work on a Japanese “hellship,” his ship was torpedoed, and nearly everyone on board the ship died. Not Urquhart. After five days adrift on a raft in the South China Sea, he was rescued by a Japanese whaling ship.

His luck would only get worse as he was taken to Japan and forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki. Two months later, he was just ten miles from ground zero when an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. In late August 1945, he was freed by the American Navy—a living skeleton—and had his first wash in three and a half years.

This is the extraordinary story of a young man, conscripted at nineteen, who survived not just one, but three encounters with death, any of which should have probably killed him. Silent for over fifty years, this is Urquhart’s inspirational tale in his own words. It is as moving as any memoir and as exciting as any great war movie.

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Steve Coll

Penguin Books
Released: 2018-02-06
Kindle Edition (779 pages)

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
 
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Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11


Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency. While the US was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as "Directorate S," was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban, in order to enlarge Pakistan's sphere of influence. After 9/11, when fifty-nine countries, led by the U. S., deployed troops or provided aid to Afghanistan in an effort to flush out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the U.S. was set on an invisible slow-motion collision course with Pakistan.

Today we know that the war in Afghanistan would falter badly because of military hubris at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the drain on resources and provocation in the Muslim world caused by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and corruption. But more than anything, as Coll makes painfully clear, the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the failure of the United States to apprehend the motivations and intentions of I.S.I.'s "Directorate S". This was a swirling and shadowy struggle of historic proportions, which endured over a decade and across both the Bush and Obama administrations, involving multiple secret intelligence agencies, a litany of incongruous strategies and tactics, and dozens of players, including some of the most prominent military and political figures. A sprawling American tragedy, the war was an open clash of arms but also a covert melee of ideas, secrets, and subterranean violence.

Coll excavates this grand battle, which took place away from the gaze of the American public. With unsurpassed expertise, original research, and attention to detail, he brings to life a narrative at once vast and intricate, local and global, propulsive and painstaking.

This is the definitive explanation of how America came to be so badly ensnared in an elaborate, factional, and seemingly interminable conflict in South Asia. Nothing less than a forensic examination of the personal and political forces that shape world history, Directorate S is a complete masterpiece of both investigative and narrative journalism.

British Army in Afghanistan: Fourth Afghan War (Low Priced Black and White Edition)

By Maj Agha H Amin Ret

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (88 pages)

British Army in Afghanistan: Fourth Afghan War (Low Priced Black and White Edition)
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Introduction This is a personal narrative and not a theses or a research paper sold at zero profit and in pure public interest. This is a very personal firsthand account of British Army operations as I saw as a consultant working in Afghanistan from 29 June 2004 till to date. If you attempt to read the vast available data and literature on British Afghan war , you will end up clueless , mentally disoriented and spiritually exhausted and drained. This is so because most writers have a vested agenda or have not seen things directly. This narrative is based on the following experiences :-- A close and direct association with Afghanistan as descendant of a family that migrated from Afghanistan in early nineteenth century but maintained contact with Afghanistan.My grandfathers brother served as doctor with Afghan Royal family from 1929 to 1945.My uncle served as a First Secretary in Pakistan Embassy from 1969 to 1971. As a Pakistan Army officer I saw Afghan war closely from 1981 to 1994. And finally as a consultant permanently stationed in Afghanistan from 29 June 1994 till todate I saw the ongoing Afghan war closely. Helmand was my area of operations as I was General manager of RDA an Afghan American NGO building clinics in Khanishin , Garmser , Nad I Ali , Musa Qila etc for the US firm Louis Burger.

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike)

By Robert Galbraith

Mulholland Books
Released: 2014-04-29
Paperback (480 pages)

The Cuckoo s Calling (Cormoran Strike)
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A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.

Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.


Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket

By Richard Holmes

HarperPress
Released: 2011-10-06
Kindle Edition (497 pages)

Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket
 
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Redcoat is the brilliant story of the common British soldier from 1700 to 1900, based on the letters and diaries of the men who served and the women who followed them.

Delving into the history of the period – charting events including Wolfe's victory and death at Quebec, Wellington's Peninsular War, Waterloo, the retreat from Kabul and the Sikh wars – celebrated military historian Richard Holmes provides a comprehensive portrait of a fallible but extraordinarily successful fighting force.

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

By J. W. Fortescue

LEONAUR
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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.
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Life of the amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabulhis political proceedings towards the English, Russian and Persian governments, including the victory and disasters of the British army in Afghanistan

By munshi Mohana Lala

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Life of the amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabulhis political proceedings towards the English, Russian and Persian governments, including the victory and disasters of the British army in Afghanistan
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