The Accidental Soldier: From Civvy Street to Afghanistan

The Accidental Soldier: From Civvy Street to Afghanistan


whilst Stephen Paul Stewart came across himself embedded along British troops as they battled the Taliban, it used to be speculated to be a regimen project. yet his journalistic challenge to front line replaced his lifestyles eternally. He gave up the protection of his activity as a newspaper reporter to hitch 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 distinct viewpoint on one of many world's bloodiest conflicts. Stewart's gruelling journey 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 sometimes stunning portrayal of survival and sacrifice at the entrance line. It uncovers the truth of recent army lifestyles and loss and sums up the large influence that the long-running clash has wreaked on our squaddies and their households

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