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Under the Bearskin

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444784428

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 12th February 2015

Genre: Humanities / History / Military History

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‘A fast-paced, thrilling account of British heroism, brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds. This is the real, sometimes shocking, and deeply personal story of modern warfare and PTSD.’ Andy McNab

‘This hugely timely book reveals in gripping detail the personal stories of its hidden victims – lest we forget.’ Damien Lewis

Trapped in an isolated outpost on the edge of the Helmand desert, a small force of British and Afghan soldiers is holding out against hundreds of Taliban fighters.

Under brutal siege conditions, running low on food and ammunition, he experiences the full horror of combat. As the casualties begin to mount and the enemy closes in, Evans finds both his leadership and his belief in the war severely tested.

Returning home, he is haunted by the memories of Afghanistan. He can’t move on and his life begins to spin out of control.

Under the Bearskin was previously published as Code Black.


Authentic. Revelatory. Shocking. Edge-of-the seat heart-thumping dust and blood and sheer guts. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a hidden time-bomb amongst British veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. This hugely timely book reveals in gripping detail the personal stories of its hidden victims - lest we forget.
Damien Lewis
An absorbing, authentic and movingly accurate account of the fight in Helmand and at home.
Patrick Hennessey, author of Kandak and The Junior Officer's Reading Club
Code Black is a tale of our war in Afghanistan told by one of the men who fought there. It is visceral, truthful and, above all, thought-provoking. Code Black is an impressive achievement and a compelling read.
Bernard Cornwell
An excellent read, the pressures of command and combat intercut with the pressure of subsequently trying to make sense of what happened, how he reacted and whether it was worth it.
Robert Crampton, Sunday Times Magazine