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Home From WarHow Love Conquered the Horrors of a Soldier's Afghan Nightma

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Lance Corporal Martyn Compton's life was changed beyond recognition when he was blown up in a Taliban ambush that killed three of his colleagues. His survival was described as a 'miracle', as he suffered third degree burns to 75 per cent of his body. This book offers an insight into the story behind the headlines when soldiers die or are injured.
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Lance Corporal Martyn Compton's life was changed beyond recognition when he was blown up in a Taliban ambush that killed three of his colleagues. His survival was described as a 'miracle', as he suffered third degree burns to 75 per cent of his body. He endured 15 operations and doctors used shark cartilage as a base for new skin on his face. But he did not have to face this gruelling ordeal alone. From the moment she heard of his near-fatal wounds, Martyn's fiancee Michelle Clifford found an inner strength to help them both face the future. During Martyn's treatment, Michelle kept a diary in which she revealed her innermost thoughts and emotions she wished she could relay to her wounded partner. "Home from War" gives a rare insight into the story behind the headlines when soldiers die or are injured. It is also the account of Martyn's battle for adequate compensation. This exploration of how one courageous man came to terms with losing his handsome young face cannot fail to inspire.

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"Truly awe-inspiring" Daily Mail "A poignant and powerful book" The Scotsman "Inspiring stuff" The Bookseller

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LCpl Martyn Compton, a Household Cavelryman, miraculously recovered from a Taliban bomb attack in Afghanistan in 2006. He married his fiance, Michelle, a school teacher, in July 2008. Marnie Summerfield Smith is a journalist who has written for numerous national newspapers, including The Guardian and the Sunday Mirror.

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GOR001847022
Home From WarHow Love Conquered the Horrors of a Soldier's Afghan Nightma by
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2009-03-05
304
1845964500
9781845964504
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