Simon Akam at TAL Festival 2021

Join Simon Akam as he discusses his latest novel The Changing of the Gaurd at the Thames Arts and Literature Festival 2021.

This is both a DigiTAL online event AND a Live Audience event. Please ensure you purchase the correct ticket type. For more information and to book your tickets, please visit the event website here.

The Changing of the Guard

A TLS and a Prospect Book of the Year

A revelatory, explosive new analysis of the military today.

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. This book questions why, and provides challenging but necessary answers.

Composed from assiduous documentary research, field reportage, and hundreds of interviews with many soldiers and officers who served, as well as the politicians who directed them, the allies…

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The Changing of the Guard

Simon Akam

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