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    Standing Tall: The Taliban nearly killed me... but they couldn't take away my fighting spirit. This is my inspirational story. (Paperback) By (author) Andy Reid

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    DescriptionCorporal Andy Reid was an ordinary soldier, serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. But his life changed for ever on Tuesday 13 October 2009, when he was blown up by a Taliban improved explosive device (IED). Evacuated to the UK, it was touch-and-go whether he would survive. He had lost both legs and his right arm, while the index finger of his left hand was almost completely removed. Yet survive he did and less than a month after being blown up, he was reunited with his patrol back in Warminster. From there he went on to have a pair of prosthetic legs fitted, and this allowed him to go on a cruise with his fiancee Claire in 2010. In the same year, he was nominated for and won the Sun's Military Award. In between he has cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats, skydived and made a number of appearances on behalf of service charities. Andy's story demonstrates how, with patience, courage and determination, hope can triumph over despair. He is not seeking pity or admiration. But he does want to make sure that we, the general public, know, as much as someone who has not been there or been through it themselves can ever know, what operations in Afghanistan are like, what happens to those who get injured and what future they might have. This is the incredible story of a truly inspirational man.


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    Title
    Standing Tall
    Subtitle
    The Taliban nearly killed me... but they couldn't take away my fighting spirit. This is my inspirational story.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andy Reid
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 80 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781782197461
    ISBN 10: 178219746X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BTM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.2
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027190, MED077000, BIO008000
    DC23: 355.0092
    Thema V1.0: DNXM, DNXP, MQWP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FCA
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MRB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    BLAKE PUBLISHING
    Imprint name
    John Blake Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Andy Reid has served for 13 years with 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, and is currently in rehabilitation after the severe injuries he received while serving in Sangin District, Afghanistan in October 2009, where he lost both of his legs and his right arm.