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Bravo Kiwi : New Zealand soldiers, Afghanistan and the Battle of Baghak / Major Craig Wilson, Ret., NZGD.

By: Wilson, Craig (Major).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Bateman Books, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 239 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869538569; 1869538560.Subject(s): Wilson, Craig (Major) | New Zealand. Army. Bravo Company | New Zealand. Army. Kiwi Company | Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, New Zealand | Bamyan (Afghanistan)DDC classification: 958.047
Contents:
From knight to pawn -- No more war dodging -- Sharpening the bayonet -- Parting the purebreds -- Kahmard -- The summer campaign -- The battle of Baghak -- Aftermath.
Summary: "Major Craig Wilson is a decorated former SAS member, and has been in more combat zones than any other Kiwi soldier. He was the commanding officer of Bravo Company, which lost 2 soldiers when they went to the aid Afghan police at Baghek in August 2012. Craig was left injured, shot in the shoulder, and was Medevac'd to a German hospital. There he heard 3 more of his team had died in an explosion. This is the story of Craig Wilson and the men and women of Bravo Company. It starts in 2010 at Burnham army base and includes infantry preparations for; Christchurch earthquake; planning for Afghanistan; life in Bamiyan; the battle at Baghek and its aftermath." -- Publisher description.
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Major Craig Wilson is a decorated former SAS member, and has been in more combat zones than any other Kiwi soldier. He was the commanding officer of Bravo Company, which lost 2 soldiers when they went to the aid Afghan police at Baghek in August 2012. Craig was left injured, shot in the shoulder, and was Medevac'd to a German hospital. There he heard 3 more of his team had died in an explosion. This is the story of Craig Wilson and the men and women of Bravo Company. It starts in 2010 at Burnham army base and includes infantry preparations for; Christchurch earthquake; planning for Afghanistan; life in Bamiyan; the battle at Baghek and its aftermath.

From knight to pawn -- No more war dodging -- Sharpening the bayonet -- Parting the purebreds -- Kahmard -- The summer campaign -- The battle of Baghak -- Aftermath.

"Major Craig Wilson is a decorated former SAS member, and has been in more combat zones than any other Kiwi soldier. He was the commanding officer of Bravo Company, which lost 2 soldiers when they went to the aid Afghan police at Baghek in August 2012. Craig was left injured, shot in the shoulder, and was Medevac'd to a German hospital. There he heard 3 more of his team had died in an explosion. This is the story of Craig Wilson and the men and women of Bravo Company. It starts in 2010 at Burnham army base and includes infantry preparations for; Christchurch earthquake; planning for Afghanistan; life in Bamiyan; the battle at Baghek and its aftermath." -- Publisher description.