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'Every inch a woman and every inch a warrior. In peace and war Taylor is as radiant as gold and as tough as diamond' Sam Kiley - author of Desperate Glory and Foreign Affairs Editor of Sky News. Chantelle Taylor joined the British Army in 1998 as a combat medical technician. Ten years later she made history, becoming the first female soldier to kill a Taliban fighter in cl 'Every inch a woman and every inch a warrior. In peace and war Taylor is as radiant as gold and as tough as diamond' Sam Kiley - author of Desperate Glory and Foreign Affairs Editor of Sky News. Chantelle Taylor joined the British Army in 1998 as a combat medical technician. Ten years later she made history, becoming the first female soldier to kill a Taliban fighter in close-quarter combat while on patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In Battleworn, she tells the story of B Company, a beleaguered group of individuals who fought relentlessly to hold Nad-e Ali, a dusty, sweltering hellhole surrounded by the Taliban. A routine patrol into an area saturated with enemy fighters escalates into a seven-week siege. Facing the possibility of death daily, Taylor writes of gun battles and perilous patrols, culminating in the extraction of more than sixty-six casualties with four killed in action. A powerful story written with a humility that captures the sometimes impalpable humour of soldiers at war, Battleworn provides a testament to combat medics all over the world. It highlights the crucial role that they play in today's 360-degree battlefield.


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'Every inch a woman and every inch a warrior. In peace and war Taylor is as radiant as gold and as tough as diamond' Sam Kiley - author of Desperate Glory and Foreign Affairs Editor of Sky News. Chantelle Taylor joined the British Army in 1998 as a combat medical technician. Ten years later she made history, becoming the first female soldier to kill a Taliban fighter in cl 'Every inch a woman and every inch a warrior. In peace and war Taylor is as radiant as gold and as tough as diamond' Sam Kiley - author of Desperate Glory and Foreign Affairs Editor of Sky News. Chantelle Taylor joined the British Army in 1998 as a combat medical technician. Ten years later she made history, becoming the first female soldier to kill a Taliban fighter in close-quarter combat while on patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In Battleworn, she tells the story of B Company, a beleaguered group of individuals who fought relentlessly to hold Nad-e Ali, a dusty, sweltering hellhole surrounded by the Taliban. A routine patrol into an area saturated with enemy fighters escalates into a seven-week siege. Facing the possibility of death daily, Taylor writes of gun battles and perilous patrols, culminating in the extraction of more than sixty-six casualties with four killed in action. A powerful story written with a humility that captures the sometimes impalpable humour of soldiers at war, Battleworn provides a testament to combat medics all over the world. It highlights the crucial role that they play in today's 360-degree battlefield.

30 review for Battleworn: The Memoir of a Combat Medic in Afghanistan

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sasha Greene

    I really liked this book. The writing seemed quite raw but instead of this detracting from the telling of the story it only enhanced it. The author manages to weave the main events that are happening with personal history in a very skillful way. There's no hanging back on describing both the good and the bad of what things were like, but the book doesn't wallow in the gruesome details either. Would definitely recommend this as a read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rosie Jones

    An eye opening book, highlighting the reality of life in Afghanistan for British army medics. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish, and learnt a huge amount about life on the front line.

  3. 5 out of 5

    eddy holmes

    Great read A great read showing true grit , professionalism and loyalty to brothers in arms..... showing how let down they were by the political decision makers in UK , but as Previously mentioned Professionalism in getting the job done

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rob Burton

    Fascinating book - I was glad to see Chantelle is a Janner (a female from Plymouth - where I live) We forget about all the women on the frontline, putting their lives at risk day in day out. Modern war is a dirty business and Chantelle tells us how it is. A Good Read For Sure

  5. 5 out of 5

    Shaun Hudson

    Great view of what it's like on the frontlines in Afghanistan. Loved all of the detail concerning the militaries triage system.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Patti Merz

    Interesting Life. Parts of the book were interesting but overall I thought it was a slow read, she must have been a good soldier, she cared....

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tabitha

    Epic read Bravo! I was absolutely captivated throughout this entire book. An amazing woman with a fascinating life story. I admire and respect a woman with such substance..

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