Taking On The Taliban: A Soldier's Story

Taking On The Taliban: A Soldier's Story

BBC Knowledge  |  July 1, 2011

It was hoped that British forces would leave Afghanistan without firing a shot. Instead, senior offices have described the conflict as the heaviest fighting the British Army has seen since the Korean War. Reporter Ben Anderson spent two months on the frontline in Helmand province in order to deliver an intimate portrait of British troops and their deadly battles with the Taliban. Anderson also wanted to witness what was being done to help with reconstruction, and to discover why it's being said that the British army could be in Afghanistan for the next 10 years.

It was hoped that British forces would leave Afghanistan without firing a shot. Instead, senior offices have described the conflict as the heaviest fighting the British Army has seen since the Korean War. Reporter Ben Anderson spent two months on the frontline in Helmand province in order to deliver an intimate portrait of British troops and their deadly battles with the Taliban. Anderson also wanted to witness what was being done to help with reconstruction, and to discover why it's being said that the British army could be in Afghanistan for the next 10 years.

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