With the Paras in Helmand

A Photographic Diary

Craig Allen

 
Date Published :
July 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
100-150 color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848843004
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Craig Allen, a Paratrooper for 29 years, returned to 2 PARA as a reservist and unofficial photographer for the Battlegroup’s dramatic 2008 Tour in Helmand. As both a respected soldier and photographer he had unrivaled access to the fighting and moved from area to area following the action. Every evening he wrote up his experiences and those of the men he was with, whose trust he had as ‘a member of the club’. He had a ringside seat to a very costly summer tour, with the Taliban proving themselves worthy enemies to even the most elite British Army soldiers.

His story tells in superb action photographs and no-nonsense prose of the hardships, courage, fears and cost suffered by front line soldiers over prolonged periods. He captures the color of life and death in Afghanistan for both combatants and the luckless civilian population caught up in this vicious spiral of war. An unforgettable book which has true visual appeal.

About The Author
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Craig Allen, Ph.D., is a research ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, specializing in ecosystem dynamics. He is the author of ninety-seven research publications, many about tree mortality, climate-change-related drought and stress in the landscape, and ecosystems in the mountain West. A current project is the “Western Mountain Initiative: Response of Western Mountain Ecosystems to Climatic Variability and Change.”

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