Ground Truth: 3 Para's Return To Afghanistan

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Ground Truth: 3 Para's Return To Afghanistan

by Patrick Bishop

Harpercollins (uk) | December 3, 2010 | Hardcover

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In April 2006 the elite 3 Para Battle Group was despatched to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on a tour that has become a legend. All that summer the Paras were subjected to relentless Taliban attacks in one of the most gruelling campaigns fought by British troops in modern times.

Two years later the Paras are back in the pounding heat of the Afghanistan front lines. The conflict has changed. The enemy has been forced to adopt new weaponry and tactics. But how much progress are we really making in the war against the insurgents? And is there an end in sight?

In this searing account of 3 Para′s return, bestselling author Patrick Bishop combines gripping, first-person accounts of frontline action with an unflinching look at the hard realities of our involvement in Afghanistan. Writing from a position of exclusive access alongside the Paras, he reveals the ′ground truth′ of the mission our soldiers have been given. It′s a sombre picture. But shining out from it are stories of courage, comradeship and humour, as well as a gripping account of an epic humanitarian operation through Taliban-infested country to deliver a vitally needed turbine to the Kajaki Dam.

Frank, action-packed and absorbing, GROUND TRUTH is a timely and important book that will set the agenda for discussion of the Afghan conflict for years to come.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 280 pages, 9.5 × 6.38 × 1.23 in

Published: December 3, 2010

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007296649

ISBN - 13: 9780007296644

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Ground Truth: 3 Para's Return To Afghanistan

by Patrick Bishop

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 280 pages, 9.5 × 6.38 × 1.23 in

Published: December 3, 2010

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007296649

ISBN - 13: 9780007296644

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In April 2006 the elite 3 Para Battle Group was despatched to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on a tour that has become a legend. All that summer the Paras were subjected to relentless Taliban attacks in one of the most gruelling campaigns fought by British troops in modern times.

Two years later the Paras are back in the pounding heat of the Afghanistan front lines. The conflict has changed. The enemy has been forced to adopt new weaponry and tactics. But how much progress are we really making in the war against the insurgents? And is there an end in sight?

In this searing account of 3 Para′s return, bestselling author Patrick Bishop combines gripping, first-person accounts of frontline action with an unflinching look at the hard realities of our involvement in Afghanistan. Writing from a position of exclusive access alongside the Paras, he reveals the ′ground truth′ of the mission our soldiers have been given. It′s a sombre picture. But shining out from it are stories of courage, comradeship and humour, as well as a gripping account of an epic humanitarian operation through Taliban-infested country to deliver a vitally needed turbine to the Kajaki Dam.

Frank, action-packed and absorbing, GROUND TRUTH is a timely and important book that will set the agenda for discussion of the Afghan conflict for years to come.

About the Author

Patrick Bishop is a senior correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and author of The Irish Empire and, with Eamonn Mallie, the acclaimed book The Provisional IRA.

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