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3Para- Afghanistan, Summer 2006- This is war. By Patrick Bishop

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Afghanistan in the summer of 2006. In blazing heat in remote outposts, the 3 Para battlegroup is pitted against a stubborn enemy who keeps coming. Until now, the whole story of what happened there has not been told. This is it.


Real Stories and Real Heroes

Afghanistan in the summer of 2006. In blazing heat in remote outposts, the 3 Para battlegroup is pitted against a stubborn enemy who keeps coming. Until now, the whole story of what happened there has not been told. This is it.
In April 2006, the elite 3 Para battlegroup was dispatched to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. Tasked with providing security to reconstruction efforts, a deployment it was hoped would pass off without a shot being fired. In fact, over the six months they were there, the 3 Para battle group saw near continuous combat – one gruelling battle after another – in what would become one of the most extraordinary campaigns ever fought by British troops.

Around parched, dusty outposts reliant on a limited number of helicopters for food and ammunition resupply, troops were subjected to relentless Taliban attacks and energy-sapping 50-degree heat and spartan conditions. At the end of the tour, the Taliban offensive aimed at driving the British and Afghan Government troops out of Helmand had been tactically defeated. But 3 Para paid a high price: killed 14 soldiers and one interpreter, 46 wounded.

'3 Para' will tell the stories of the men and women who took part in this extraordinary and largely unreported saga. Best-selling author Patrick Bishop was given exclusive access to the soldiers whose tales of courage and endurance provide an unforgettable portrait of one of the world's finest and most fascinating fighting regiments and a remarkable band of warriors. 3 Para bravery was reflected in the array of gallantry medals that were bestowed on their return, including the Victoria Cross awarded to Corporal Bryan Budd and the George Cross won by Corporal Mark Wright, both of whom were killed winning their awards.

3 Para’s saga of comradeship, courage and fortitude is set to become a classic.