The The Killing Zone
tells a tragic and gripping story of the Grenadier Guards in Afghanistan. This book provides the reader with a gritty and determined account of what the Grenadier Guards went through during their tour of Afghanistan, the tragedies that so many of their number suffered and the sometimes black humour of a soldier in a war zone.
It doesn't glorify the war or seek to justify why our troops are in Afghansitan but instead draws on the experience and hardship of both soldiers and officers alike. The close contact with the Taliban throughout their tour is seen through the eyes of those who experienced it and faced the risk of death every time they left the relative 'safety' of an operating base. This book brings the reader closer to the truth of war and the consequences on those involved in it.
I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the history of the Grenadier Guards or the war in Afghansitan.
The profits for this book go to support the Grenadier's Guards Colonel's Fund, a charity supporting the Grenadiers injured in both this tour of Afghanistan and other tours that have taken place before and since.