The secret life of an army officer

Writing anonymously in The Guardian an officer reveals what life is really like in today’s army where ‘recent redundancies have left many people doing upwards of three jobs to cover the workload.’

SPIN ZHIRA: Old Man in Helmand is the unauthorised, unvarnished and irreverent story of one man’s midlife crisis on the front line of the most dangerous district in Afghanistan where the locals haven’t forgiven the British for the occupation of 1842 or for the Russian Invasion of 1979. Of course, all infidels look the same so you can’t really tell them apart.

 

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