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Ross Kemp On Afghanistan by Ross Kemp

Following up on his Gangs books, Ross Kemp details his time spent in Afghanistan making the titular documentary series.

Kemp has a way with storytelling. He presents events as they happened in a way that is unpretentious and straightforward but never lapses into simplicity. Kemp properly embeds himself, following a team of soldiers in all their activities, including going to the front line and coming under fire from the Taliban several times. Although his opening statement was that he wanted to present things from the neutral point-of-view, he is the first to admit that it quickly becomes us-vs-them with all signs of objectivity thrown out the window once one side shoots directly at you.

A great insight into military culture and the situation in Afghanistan. Definitely worth reading.


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