“Its got a skeletal, barren, mortified beauty to it”Written by duckrabbit
Paul Kerley has produced a fascinating audio slideshow about the area of Afghanistan where sadly so many are losing their lives in the fighting (on both sides).
With high mountains in the north, and an empty desert in the south, the province that is home to British military operations in Afghanistan is a remote corner of the world.
But what is Helmand really like?
Author Bijan Omrani has written extensively about the region, and Frank Ledwidge served as justice adviser to the UK provincial reconstruction team in the town of Lashkar Gah during 2007. Take a tour with them.