The Accidental Soldier: From Civvy Street to Afghanistan

The Accidental Soldier: From Civvy Street to Afghanistan


whilst Stephen Paul Stewart came upon himself embedded along British troops as they battled the Taliban, it was once alleged to be a regimen project. yet his journalistic venture to front line replaced his existence ceaselessly. He gave up the protection of his task as a newspaper reporter to affix the British military complete time sooner than deploying to Afghanistan as a wrestle infantryman. this is often the interesting tale of Stewart's own odyssey from civilian to soldier, gaining a very particular standpoint on one of many world's bloodiest conflicts. Stewart's gruelling travel observed him serve six-and-a-half months on the remotest British base in Afghanistan in the course of a few key phases within the crusade. The unintentional Soldier is a brilliant, sincere and infrequently surprising portrayal of survival and sacrifice at the entrance line. It uncovers the truth of contemporary army lifestyles and loss and sums up the large impression that the long-running clash has wreaked on our squaddies and their households

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