A Scottish soldier, Sergeant David Stenhouse, has written a book of war poems from the front line in Afghanistan. In it he has laid bare the horror of life in Helmand in a series of heart-felt verses. Stenhouse wrote about carnage caused by deadly roadside explosives, suicide bombers and the constant threat of attack soldiers face.
What was it Sisyphus pushed up the hill? I wouldn't call it a rock. Will you solemnly swear on the Bible? I couldn't swear on a book. With which piece did you capture the castle? I shouldn't hazard a rook.