Churchill's first war
Young Winston and the fight against the Taliban.
In the 1890s the British were holed up in Afghanistan in much the same situation as they are now, fighting the great-great-grandfathers of today's Taliban and tribal insurgents. Amongst them was the young Winston Churchill whose account of the campaign, The Story of the Malakand Field Force, published in 1898 made his reputation as a writer and a soldier. Now, acclaimed foreign correspondent Con Coughlin tells the story of that campaign, a story of high adventure and imperial success, which contains many lessons and warnings for today. Churchill’s first war is a dramatic and vivid piece of military history which enables an understanding of a conflict that has now raged longer than the Second World War.
Soft cover, photographs, 298 pages.