Images from Afghanistan #1

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Two UK newspapers currently have galleries of photographs taken in Afghanistan. The Guardian is showcasing the work of John D McHugh from his previous tours embedded with US troops, while The Times is showcasing the work of Richard Pohle from his current embed with UK troops from D Company 2 Para.

Examples from the John D McHugh gallery at The Guardian:

Members of Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Princess Patricia\'s Canadian Light Infantry, take part in a raid on a compound in Northern Kandahar, 8 May 2006. 10 Taliban suspects were arrested in the raid and subsequently handed over to Afghan National Police. AFP PHOTO / JOHN D MCHUGH

May 8 2006, northern Kandahar: Members of Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, take part in a raid on a compound. (John D McHugh)

US Troops in Afghanistan - John D McHugh

November 28 2006, Paktia province: US soldiers from 1-32 Infantry Battallion, attached to 4-25 Field Artilley Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, search for caves during a snow blizzard. (John D McHugh)

US soldiers from Blue Platoon, Able Company, 3/71 Cav, 10th Mountain Division, conduct a patrol from Observation Post (OP) War Height in Nuristan, north-east Afghanistan, 18 April 2007. OP War Height, which overlooks Kamdesh, is over 7,000ft above sea level, and at this altitude it is exhausting for even the fittest of soldiers to patrol wearing body armour and carrying all of their equipment and weapons. (John D McHugh)

US soldiers from Blue Platoon, Able Company, 3/71 Cav, 10th Mountain Division, conduct a patrol from Observation Post (OP) War Height in Nuristan, north-east Afghanistan, 18 April 2007. OP War Height, which overlooks Kamdesh, is over 7,000ft above sea level, and at this altitude it is exhausting for even the fittest of soldiers to patrol wearing body armour and carrying all of their equipment and weapons. (John D McHugh)

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Examples from the Richard Pohle gallery at The Times:

Mortar platoon of D company 2 Para based at the forward operating base in the district of Kajaki fire illumination rounds over Taliban positions during a night action (Richard Pohle/The Times)

Mortar platoon of D company 2 Para based at the forward operating base in the district of Kajaki fire illumination rounds over Taliban positions during a night action (Richard Pohle/The Times)

Soldiers of D company 2 Para on their first operational patrol since deploying to Afghanistan (Richard Pohle/The Times)

Soldiers of D company 2 Para on their first operational patrol since deploying to Afghanistan (Richard Pohle/The Times)

View all 20 John D McHugh images in The Guardian gallery here. View all 14 Richard Pohle images in The Times gallery here.

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2 Responses to “Images from Afghanistan #1”

  1. GOA Says:

    Great pics. John D McHugh is pretty tough for an Irishman ;)

    There is a story about his work here.

  2. Complex Terrain Lab Says:

    Outstanding

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