British troops will be leaving the Sangin area of Helmand province to be replaced by Americans by the end of this year.
Now a former Captain in the Royal Irish Regiment, Patrick Bury, has written a vivid account of his experiences which is being published later this summer, under the title Callsign Hades.
Mr Bury speaks to Today presenter James Naughtie about his experience.
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