A Tour of Duty

"Extraordinary book" Sky News
"A remarkable set of pictures of life on the front line" The Times
"Alexander Allan's newly published collection of pictures from his tour of duty in Helmund offer an extraordinary new perspective on the conflict" The Guardian

An unforgettable portfolio of more than 100 images documenting ordinary British soldiers on a routine tour of duty in Afghanistan - sweltering in the heat, interacting with the locals, training the Afghan Army, fighting off Taliban attacks and taking casualties.

The photographs are by Alexander Allan, a former serving officer whose feeling for his troops and how they manage what they have been sent to do erupts from every image. The words are by the soldiers themselves. An unrivalled and privileged window into the day-to-day life of the British soldier in Afghanistan.

All profits from the sales of the book will go to the BLESMA (British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association). Please contact BLESMA direct if you would like to make a donation.

Published 29 Oct 2006
Author Alexander Allen
ISBN 9781906507398
Showcase Edition