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An outstanding book.,
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This review is from: Danger Close: Commanding 3 PARA in Afghanistan (Hardcover)
Having read most books about the war in Afghanistan written by soldiers, it made a change to see things from the commanders point of view. Colonel Tootal has written an excellent account of his time in command of 3 Para during their first deploment in 2006. One can almost feel his frustration as political mission creep imposes more and more difficulties on him and his overtasked Battalion. One can feel his pain as his men are killed and wounded as the Battalion becomes embroiled in ceaseless combat with the Taliban.He is scathing about the way the wounded are treated once back in UK (what has changed in 3 years). Overall a thoroughly well balanced book which gives an excellent account of the burden of command. Highly recommended.