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Synopsis: This book is an account of the author's last journey to Afghanistan and what he found. He chose to revisit the man he believes is the outstanding commander in Afghanistan: Ahmed Shah Masud, a dashing Tajik who is trying to organise resistance to the Russians on a regional, and eventually national scale. This book tells the story of the journey, with all its hardships and dangers. On the inward journey, for example, the camera horse fell in a river, submerging the precious film which was, luckily, sufficiently waterproofed to survive the drenching. It also explains the background to the war and includes some dramatic accounts of the fighting. For his work in Afghanistan, Sandy Gall was awarded the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal, 1987, by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, as Patron of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.
About the Author: Sandy Gall was born in Penang, Malaya, went to school at Glenalmond in Scotland, and studied French and German at Aberdeen University. As a Reuter correspondent for ten years and then as an ITN 'trouble shooter' since 1963, he has travelled all over the world. He covered the Congo war for Reuters in 1960-63 and had one of his worst experiences in Uganda in 1972 when he was thrown into jail by Idi Amin's soldiers and forced to run across the jail compound with a sub-machine gun on his back. He survived to tell the story on ITN. He has also reported wars and revolutions in the Far East, the Middle East and Europe. He is now a regular News at Ten newscaster, but he still likes to go out on foreign assignments. He was in Saigon in 1975 when the city fell to the Communists, and returned in 1980 to Vietnam and Kampuchea. He visited Afghanistan, in August 1982, when he and a TV crew spent two months with the guerrillas in the Panjsher Valley during a heavy Russian offensive. His TV documentary: Afghanistan - Behind Russian Lines was widely acclaimed in Britain. He returned in 1984 and made another documentary: Afghanistan: Allah Against the Gunships; and again in 1986 to make his third film on the war: Afghanistan: Agony of a Nation. Sandy Gall was Rector of Aberdeen University for three years (1978-81) and is an honorary doctor (LLD) of that university. He lives in Penshurst, Kent, with his wife Eleanor and their four children, Fiona, Alexander, Carlotta and Michaela. For his work in Afghanistan, Sandy Gall was awarded the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal, 1987, by HRH the Prince of Wales, as Patron of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.
Title: Afghanistan: Agony of a Nation
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