By Richard Kemp
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What occurred in Helmand's Sangin Valley within the spring of 2007 was once not anything wanting amazing. After the final gasp defence of the platoon homes via the Paras that preceded them in theatre, the warriors of the Royal Anglian Regiment arrived in Afghanistan charged with taking the conflict to the enemy. regardless of brutal, debilitating stipulations, the journey that turned a bloody lesson in the best way to behavior offensive infantry battle. Over a six-month travel of responsibility, the 'Vikings' battlegroup unleashed hell in heavy, relentless battling that observed teenage infantrymen conflict toe to toe opposed to hardcore Al Qaeda and Taliban warriors at remarkable degrees of ferocity.
The tales that emerged from the Sangin Valley, outlined via bravery, comradeship, patience and, particularly, aggression, are awesome lots in order that Sandhurst manuals have been re-written to include the teachings of the crusade. however the struggle used to be faraway from one-sided. might 2007 observed the Anglians undergo the top variety of British army casualties in any unmarried month because the finish of global conflict II. and those who did go back domestic got here again replaced through the depth of the experience.
In assault kingdom pink, Colonel Richard Kemp, a former Commanding workplace of 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, and Chris Hughes, the day-by-day reflect safety Correspondent, inform the tale of the Royal Anglian's deployment for the 1st time. Combining the strategic perception of three Para with the adrenaline cost of Sniper One, they've got produced the main dynamic, enormous and visceral account of the struggle in Afghanistan that's ever been written.
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