By Toby Harnden
This is often the gripping tale of the boys of the Welsh Guards and their bloody conflict for survival in Afghanistan in 2009. Underequipped and overstretched, they discovered themselves within the such a lot excessive struggling with the British had skilled in a new release. They have been led into conflict by way of Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe, a passionate believer within the justness of the conflict who was once deeply dismayed incidentally it used to be being resourced and performed. Thorneloe was once killed by means of an IED in the course of Operation Panther's Claw, the largest operation fixed by way of the British in Helmand. lifeless males Risen attracts on mystery files written by way of Thorneloe, which bring up questions from past the grave that might unnerve politicians and generals alike. The Welsh Guards additionally misplaced significant Sean Birchall, commanding officer of IX corporation, and Lieutenant Mark Evison, a platoon commander whose candid own diary was once unnervingly prophetic. now not because the moment international conflict had a unmarried British battalion misplaced officials on the 3 key degrees of management. Harnden transports the reader into the center of a clash within which a soldier needs to be ready to kill and die, to push back paralysing worry and watch comrades perish in pain. Given exceptional entry to the Welsh Guards, Harnden carried out enormous quantities of interviews in Afghanistan, England and Wales. He weaves the reports of the guardsmen and the household they left at the back of right into a seamless and unsparing narrative that sits along a piercing research of the political and army procedure. No different booklet approximately sleek war succeeds on such a lot of degrees.
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4000), those excavated or ocquired 'In 1925 by B. Hrozny (estimated at ca. 1000) and those excavated by the Turkish archaeologists since 1948 (ca. 000), now amounts to ca. 000. Of these ca. 350 texts belong to the younger levellb, mostly deriving from small archives, but in 2001 a group of 145 texts from this younger level was discovered. In addition we have ca. 135 (partly rather damaged) texts from the excavations of the Assyrian settlements at Amkuwa and Hattus(a), period of level Ib. 3). 122 See for a general and well illustrated overview Ozquc 2003.
We should not forget that OA texts (royal inscriptions and archival records) never mention a palace,113 while the "City Hall" was extremely important, which made Dercksen consider the possibility that the "Schotterhofbau" may 106 See van Drie11969, 8. Enlargement is suggested by his statement "from the Sheep Gate to the People's Gate I left (reserved 2 ) terrain (qaqqun;) to Assur my lord" (Rb'\1A 1, 20, 8ff), with the variant "I removed houses" (RYVtA 1,23, 35ff) 107 Not "I called its name", as Yahdun-lim did with the temple of Somas in Mari.
Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Defining Story of Britain's War in Afghanistan by Toby Harnden