Combat Camera: From Auntie Beeb to the Afghan Frontline

Christian Hill (Author)


Savagely funny, no-holds-barred reportage of a BBCjournalist'sfour-month stay in Afghanistan

May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, the "Sun"'s Defense Editor is about to catch the wrong helicopter, and a famous TV war reporter is missing half his kit and wants hisshoes back. Amid the chaos, Christian Hill is preparing to lead his Combat Camera Team on the British Army's first big operation of the Helmand summer, inching through the IED-riddled fields of the notorious Green Zone, very probably getting shot at. A captain in the Media Operations Group, his job is to promote the war to the British media and make it look like things are under control and getting better. This book reveals the inner workings and absurdities of the military s media operations in Afghanistan. A war memoir that draws on hundreds of field reports, it exposes the truth behind the headlines."

Product Details

Alma Books
Publish Date
October 01, 2014
5.19 X 0.85 X 8.56 inches | 0.67 pounds
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About the Author

Christian Hill joined the British Army in 1996, serving as Troop Commander and later Operations Officer in Canada, Germany, Jordan, Bosnia, and the Falkland Islands. After four years he left the army and become a journalist. In 2009 he returned to soldiering as a reservist in the Media Operations Group, serving as a Combat Camera Team leader in Afghanistan in the summer of 2011.