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  1. 5 out of 5

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    This was published in 1988,when the Soviet Union was preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan.Television reporter,Sandy Gall got into Afghanistan and spent a fair bit of time with the Afghan resistance. At that time,they were the darlings of the West and no less a figure than former British prime minister,Margaret Thatcher,wrote the foreword for this book. The book presents a highly romanticized and glamourised image of the Afghan fighters,as they resisted the the Soviet Union,in the last great batt This was published in 1988,when the Soviet Union was preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan.Television reporter,Sandy Gall got into Afghanistan and spent a fair bit of time with the Afghan resistance. At that time,they were the darlings of the West and no less a figure than former British prime minister,Margaret Thatcher,wrote the foreword for this book. The book presents a highly romanticized and glamourised image of the Afghan fighters,as they resisted the the Soviet Union,in the last great battle of the Cold War,just before the mighty Soviet Union fell apart. It is adventurous stuff,living rough with what were then called the "Mujahideen" and accompanying one of their best known leaders,Ahmed Shah Masood.Masood was a Tajik from the Panjsher Valley,unlike the majority Pashtuns.As the war wore on,he got less and assistance from the CIA. (After the advent of Taliban rule in Afghanistan,Masood continued to resist them. He was assassinated just a couple of days before 9/11.The assassins posed as TV reporters wanting to interview him). The rugged scenery of Afghanistan is beautifully described as is the way of life of a people who had endured nearly a decade of war by then. And of course,since then too,the Afghans have known little else but endless civil war,brutal acts of terrorism,and external invasion.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dimiter

    An interesting account of a journey in Afghanistan during the Soviet Invasion. Definitely recommended and not only for history buffs.

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