After the Blast An Australian officer in Iraq Afghanistan by Callender

After the Blast An Australian officer in Iraq Afghanistan by Callender

After the Blast An Australian Officer in Iraq and Afghanistan By Garth Callender

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A very compelling Australian story of heroism and healing. 

In 2004 Garth Callender, a junior Australian Cavalry Officer, was deployed to Iraq.  He quickly found his feet leading convoys of armoured vehicles through the streets of Baghdad and into the desert beyond.  But one morning his crew was targeted in a roadside bomb attack.  Garth became Australia's first serious casualty in the war. 

After recovering from his injuries, Garth returned to Iraq in 2006 as second-in-command of the Australian Army's security detachment in Baghdad.  He found a city in the grip of a rising insurgency.  His unit had to contend with missile attacks, suicide bombers and the death by misadventure of one of their own, Private Jake Kovco. 
Determined to prevent the kinds of bomb attacks that left him scarred, Garth volunteered once more in 2009 – to lead a weapons intelligence team in Afghanistan.  He was helicoptered to blast zones in the aftermath of attacks, and worked to identify the insurgent bomb-makers responsible. 
Revealing, moving, funny and full of drama, Garth Callender's story is one of a kind. 
'Garth Callender, a wounded veteran, tells his story of multiple combat tours with acid intensity.  Stark, brutal and honest, After the Blast exposes the ghastly business of modern warfare.  

  • Book Condition: PERFECT - NEW BOOK
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Soft Cover
  • Dimensions in mm : 234x155x20
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Total Pages: 256

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