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*ONLINE* Simon Akam at Berwick Literary Festival

Join Simon Akam online on 16 October at 4pm as he discusses his new book The Changing of the Guard at Berwick Literary Festival.

Over the first two decades of the twenty-first century, Britain has changed enormously. During this time, the British Army fought two campaigns, in Iraq and Afghanistan, at considerable financial and human cost. Yet neither war achieved its objectives. Simon Akam questions why and provides challenging but necessary answers.

Registration for the event opens 1 September. For more information please visit the event website here.

The Changing of the Guard

A revelatory, explosive new analysis of the military today.

Over the first two decades of the twenty-first century the British Army fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, at considerable financial and human cost. Yet neither war achieved its objectives. Award-winning journalist Simon Akam questions why, and provides challenging but necessary answers. Composed from assiduous documentary research, field reportage, and hundreds of interviews, this book is a strikingly rich, nuanced portrait of one of our pivotal national institutions in a time of great stress.

This is as much a book about Britain, and about the…

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