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Escape from Kabul: The Inside Story

27 September 2023, 7.30pm

'Escape from Kabul' book cover
'Escape from Kabul' book cover
'Escape from Kabul' book cover
27 September 2023, 7.30pm

Escape from Kabul: The Inside Story

Levison Wood and Geraint Jones discuss what it was like to be on the ground during the 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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The withdrawal of British and American troops from Afghanistan in August 2021, and the resulting collapse of the Afghan government, triggered a multinational evacuation effort. As part of this endeavour, the British Army launched Operation Pitting to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghans from the country.

Join Levison Wood and Geraint Jones as they discuss the events of this unexpected and intensive modern operation. Drawing on first-hand accounts, together they will explore how this historic logistical undertaking took shape and draw parallels with the disastrous British withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1842.

About the speakers

Levison Wood is a British explorer and formerly a regular officer in the Parachute Regiment. Best known for his documentary series and accompanying book Walking the Nile, he has explored some of the most hostile environments around the world, making several books and documentaries about these extreme places.

Geraint Jones is a former infantry soldier who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan on three tours. He is now a full-time author and has written several books about his experiences in Afghanistan, as well as his own historical fiction series about Roman legionaries.

Levison Wood
Levison Wood
Geraint Jones
Geraint Jones

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27 September 2023
7.30pm - 8.30pm
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National Army Museum (Atrium)
Royal Hospital Road
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