Foreword by Simon Weston Introduction: `The Road to Helmand' Lieutenant John Thornton's Deployment Diary Op Herrick 7 - OC C Company Iain Sutherland's Recollections Chris Fletcher's Diary Reverend Stuart Hallam's Memories of John Lieutenant Ian Thornton - Diary of Operation Herrick 15 Glossary Index
A combination of diaries present the true experiences of modern war for serving soldiers, providing an insight into life on the front line.
Simon Weston served with the Welsh Guards and was badly injured during the Falklands Conflict. His recuperation and story is an inspiration to millions. Simon is the patron for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.
"An honest, poignant and often harrowing account of life on the Afghan front line". - Sunday Mirror 'A vivid portrait of life on the frontline through the diaries and recollections of soldiers who contend with moustache competitions one minute and life threatening action the next. Funny, heart breaking, absorbing and above all, honest. A must read book.' - Paddy Ashdown, Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, GCMG KBE PC