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Combat Camera

Combat Camera

Author(s): Christian Hill

Location(s): Afghanistan, Helmand

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 2011



May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, the Sun’s Defence Editor is about to catch the wrong helicopter, and a famous TV war reporter is missing half his kit and wants his trainers back. Amid the chaos, Christian Hill is preparing to lead his Combat Camera Team on the British Army’s first big operation of the Helmand summer, inching through the IED-riddled fields of the notorious Green Zone. A captain in the Media Operations Group, his job is to promote the war to the British media – and make it look like things are under control and getting better…

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Not my usual type of read but I found this actually quite addictive. Funny and difficult, amusing and downright sad and harrowing…

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3.5* Afghanistan for the troops during the war was “ninety percent boredom, really, and only ten percent shitting yourself“… From a sleepy local radio station to combat central in Afghanistan, the memoir opens in...

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