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Posted by Richard Monday, August 10, 2009

The title comes from a moving and informative piece in The Independent today, described as "the first ever unauthorised dispatch from an officer on the frontline".

This is a young Captain offering "a brutally honest account of life in Afghanistan, revealing the pain of losing comrades, the frustration at the lack of equipment and the sense that the conflict seems unending and, at times, unwinnable."

UPDATE: additional piece here.

More on Defence of the Realm.