Con Coughlin

Churchill’s First War: Young Winston And The Fight Against The Taliban

Event 202 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

The young cavalry lieutenant wrote a vivid account of his experiences fighting Pashtun tribesmen – the great-great-grandfathers of today’s insurgents – on the North West Frontier. The Telegraph’s defence editor gives an insight into C19th military history that also throws light on a modern conflict that has lasted longer than WWII. Chaired by Mark Skipworth.

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