This book is an interesting read, but the title is somewhat misleading. The sub title " The True Story of The Soldier Prince" is fair enough, but when you consider that at the time of writing (2008) Prince Harry had only been allowed 77 days deployment in Afghanistan then the title "Harry's War" is something of a misnomer.
The first 100 or so pages deal with the childhood years of the Prince in relation to the tragic and untimely death of his mother, Diana. The title and structure of the book seem to suggest that the whole of Harry's life has been a 'war', his social faux pas being made much of by the author who uses quotes from his media colleagues and connections.
None of this does the Prince any favours, particularly as he is still finding his feet in a media controlled world. It is to be hoped that the Press, including Robert Jobson, leave this fine young man alone long enough to make his mark on the world and not simply try to make money out of him.
Worth buying for someone who knows little about Prince Harry, but the author does not offer any insights into this young life that could not have been found in newspapers or on some Internet pages. Published 2008, 252 pages, 16 pages of colour photographs.
Captain Harry Windsor was an agent of the British Intelligence Corps on the Northwest Frontier. Disguised as a native (but given away by his blue eyes and ginger hair), he was armed only with two Bolinger bottles, while his Oriental sidekick, Chung, made devastating use of a cricket bat, which he called "clicky-ba".
"Clicky-ba thundered, and men with crushed heads squirmed on the path. Dreadful sounds echoed up the cliffs as the vanguard of the Taliban army swung this way and that. In sheer desperation they attacked, but found themselves opposed not only by Chung, but by the twin bottles of Harry, The Wolf of Kabul. He used those bottles with a skill that had yet to be equalled. When he struck it was as sure as the attack of a snake. Men dropped. The bottles in the hands of the Wolf were red to the neck."
The true story of Harry's heroism in Afghanistan had Mrs Daz and myself wallowing in a warm bubble bath of patriotic nostalgia.