Max Benitz reports from the frontline of a highly controversial war in a perceptive and revealing account of several months spent in Afghanistan with this world-famous infantry battalion. Training with them and living amongst them as they undertake their tour in Helmand province, Benitz gives a unique insight into the pressures faced by those who risk their lives every second of the day in one of the most dangerous places on earth. Fascinating and illuminating; The Scots Guards in Afghanistan reveals new insights into the war raging in Afghanistan and the men and women who bravely serve there for the British forces.
Max Benitz was born in London in 1985.
He read Modern History at the University of Edinburgh and South Asian History at the University of Calcutta, from where he travelled home in a Hindustan Ambassador via northern Pakistan, Central Asia and the Caucasus.
After graduating in 2008 he took a local media job in Kabul and then worked at the Royal United Services Institute in London where he focused on the British Army's role in Afghanistan.
He is best known for his leading role in Peter Weir's Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World. Aged 17 he left home and school for the six month shoot outside Tijuana, Mexico.
Six Months Without Sundays is his first book.