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Under the Bearskin A junior officer’s story of war and madness'A fast paced thrilling account of British heroism brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds This is the real sometimes shocking and deeply personal story of modern warfare and PTSD' Andy McNab'This hugely timely book reveals in gripping detail the personal stories of its hidden victims lest we forget' Damien LewisTrapped in an isolated outpost on the edge of the Helmand desert a small force of British and Afghan soldiers is holding out against hundreds of Taliban fightersUnder brutal siege conditions running low on food and ammunition he experiences the full horror of combat As the casualties begin to mount and the enemy closes in Evans finds both his leadership and his belief in the war severely tested Returning home he is haunted by the memories of Afghanistan He can't move on and his life begins to spin out of control Under the Bearskin was previously published as Code Black The author of Code Black Mark Evans writes about his tour of Afghanistan and his subseuent struggle with PTSD with absolute honesty and opennessMr Evans vividly describes his thoughts and feelings throughout the book taking the reader through his war his battles and onto his biggest battle of all with PTSD a condition often heard about but probably not understood by the majority of peopleI found this book absolutely gripping and read it within 3 daysIf you want to understand about how a large number of our troops have been affected by their experiences of war I wholeheartedly recommend this book it is an absolute eye openerI wish Mr Evans all the very best in his recovery and hope he can continue to find peace in his life

Mark Evans ï A junior officer’s story of war and madness ePub

'A fast paced thrilling account of British heroism brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds This is the real sometimes shocking and deeply personal story of modern warfare and PTSD' Andy McNab'This hugely timely book reveals in gripping detail the personal stories of its hidden victims lest we forget' Damien LewisTrapped in an isolated outpost on the edge of the Helmand desert a small force of British and Afghan soldiers is holding out against hundreds of Taliban fightersUnder brutal siege conditions running low on food and ammunition he experiences the full horror of combat As the casualties begin to mount and the enemy closes in Evans finds both his leadership and his belief in the war severely tested Returning home he is haunted by the memories of Afghanistan He can't move on and his life begins to spin out of control Under the Bearskin was previously published as Code Black This is an excellent book It is a remarkably honest story of an army officer who relishes the prospect of going to war; nothing wrong with that as it is what they train to do All soldiers want to test themselves 'in theatre' at least once in their military careers However for the author the grim reality that is war soon begins to take its toll He witnesses daily enemy contacts multiple fatalities and numerous serious injuries that reuire permanent evacuation from the battlefield The author and his soldiers are marooned with no helicopter support Code Black rapidly dwindling ammunition supplies very little food and water and as if that is not enough to deal with they are completed surrounded by the Taliban With time and with the level of responsibility that this young Captain has on his shoulders something inevitably has to give It is not entirely comfortable reading when you see a young man turn to alcohol and at times irrational behaviour But clearly that is what PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder does to people Mark Evans is remarkably honest in this book You can almost feel the inexorable slide into self destruction that takes place Slice by slice day by day his emotional well being is eroded That said this is a seriously good read and I would strongly recommend it It is pacey and exciting though I do feel a little guilty saying that but it also opens you up to another world the world of PTSD which we as civilians can only begin to imagine This book will certainly help you along the way to understanding about the illness and its affects

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Under the Bearskin kindle ✓ eBook A junior officer’s story of war and madness Free ✓ feedmarkformulate á ❮KINDLE❯ ❧ Under the Bearskin: A junior officer’s story of war and madness ❄ Author Mark Evans – Feedmarkformulate.co'A fast paced thrilling account of British heroism brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds This is the real sometimes shocking and deeply personal story of modern warfare and PTSD' Andy McNab'This hugely timely book reveals in gripping detail the personal stories of its hidden victims lest we forget' Damien LewisTrapped in an isolated outpost on the edge of the Helmand desert a small force of British and Afghan soldiers is holding out against hundreds of Taliban fightersUnder brutal siege conditions running low on food and ammunition he experiences the full horror of combat As the casualties begin to mount and the enemy closes in Evans finds both his leadership and his belief in the war severely tested Returning home he is haunted by the memories of Afghanistan He can't move on and his life begins to spin out of control Under the Bearskin was previously published as Code Black Having read numerous accounts of British guys in combat I had high expectations and a lot to compare this book to As usual the British dry wit and complete lack of self indulgence are found throughout setting it apart from American versions What comes through most is the inner conflict for the man himself This is skilfully portrayed and often lead me feeling frustrated with both Capt Evans and his Afghan allies who it seems are nigh on impossible to fight alongside I didn't fire through this read with ever increasing attachment to the story or the author but I did enjoy it's realism and the way the characters were portrayed