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Painting the Sand

Painting the Sand

Author: Kim Hughes
$26.99(NZD)  inc GST
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This is a book about science, bombs and what happens to the human psyche when every day you go to work might be your last.


Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence.


The backdrop to Painting the Sand is the Afghan War, the conflict where the cold courage of the bomb disposal operator rose to national prominence. No other field of warfare offers the chance of a single individual to come so close to his enemy and fight out a battle of wits where losing means death. This is one of the best memoirs that will come out of a 10-year struggle to defeat a hidden and enduring enemy.

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General Fields

  • : 9781471156724
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : May 2018
  • : .827 Inches X 5.118 Inches X 7.795 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 618
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 958.104742092
  • : 958.104742092
  • : Kim Hughes
  • : 336
  • : 336
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 618