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Helmand to the Himalayas
Author: David Wiseman

ISBN: 9781472809131
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1 February 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7
Description:
Framed around the horrific massacre of five British troops at a police station in Helmand province in 2009, Green On Blue: Helmand to the Himalayas tells the inspirational story of Captain David Wiseman, the first soldier on the scene after the events who was subsequently shot, badly injured but found salvation on the slopes of Mount Everest as one of Prince Harry's Mountain Heroes.

This exhilarating memoir takes the reader on a gritty tour of Helmand Province with Captain Wiseman and his unit of infantrymen. Told with grit, he reveals what it was really like being one of the British Army's senior mentors to the Afghan National Army and recounts the horrors, humours and occasional absurdities of the conflict.

For the first time he tells the story of the events of November 3rd, 2009 when a rogue Afghan police officer hijacked a unit of British soldiers as they rested in a police compound after a patrol. The 'green-on-blue' massacre remains the single biggest loss of life for British soldiers in the Afghan conflict and led to questions about the UK policy of cooperation and mentoring within Afghanistan and the reliability of the A...

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