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on 24 April 2014
Combat Camera provides an insight into an aspect of the Afghan conflict which is seldom explored. The author is in a unique position in which to shed light on both the harsh realities of the situation, as well as the high expectations of the British media.
Although the subject matter is gritty (and sometimes bleak), Christian's narrative draws you into his world with frequent musings and a brutally honest tone. You almost get the impression that this is the start of a seismic shift in the way the war will be remembered.
I would recommend the book even for those usually put off by the war correspondence genre. The blackly comic approach to much of the content is enough to justify giving it a look.