Desert of Death

Leo Docherty
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ISBN 9780571236886 Format Hardback
Published 19/04/2007 Length 208 pages

About Book

FOR THE FIRST TIME, A BRITISH SOLDIER RIPS THE LID OFF OUR CURRENT INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

Does for the British military what Jarhead did for the US. Leo Docherty was a serving British soldier on the ground in
Afghanistan up until his explosive article in the Sunday Times in 2006. This book is set to be a timebomb under the British military presence in Afghanistan, criticising tactics, strategy, implementation, equipment and the wisdom behind the operation.

Embargoed until publication. Please keep this book TOP SECRET until the massive publicity campaign breaks on
release.

  • About Leo Docherty

    Leo Docherty was born in Scotland and grew up in Gloucestershire. After studying Swahili and Hindi at university he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 2001. First posted to London, he performed ceremonial duties and trained as a paratrooper. After a short spell in Germany he completed an Arabic course and served operationally in Iraq. Having passed a further language course in Pashtu, he deployed to southern Afghanistan as the ADC to the Commander of the first British forces to enter the volatile Helmand Province in April 2006. His language skills quickly led him to move from the British Headquarters to serve alongside the Afghan National Army.

    A passionate traveller and linguist, he used his leave periods while serving in the Army to travel extensively in Asia and the Middle East on horseback, bicycle and by public transport. He left the Army in December 2006.

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