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The British Army in Afghanistan 2006 – 14

The British Army in Afghanistan 2006 – 14 Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review April 2015 Title The British Army in Afghanistan 2006 – 14
Author Leigh Neville Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2015 ISBN 9781472806758
Format 64 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $18.95


Osprey's The British Army in Afghanistan 2006 – 14 chronicles Operation Herrick, Britain's eight-year cycle of deployments against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

Following a brief introduction and history of Helmand, author Leigh Neville devotes subsequent sections to specific years and various engagements. Evolving enemy threats consequently spurred developments in British weapons, personal equipment and countermeasures.

Forty-four photographs, tactical scenarios and artwork by Peter Dennis supplement Neville's text.

The author concludes by focusing on diverse British weapons and equipment. Select bibliography and an index complete Osprey's slim study. And additional Osprey titles are located on the inside back cover.

My sole gripe – a rather small acronyms chart at the beginning. Osprey should include it in a larger print appendix.

Highly recommended reading.

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!