Canadian troops - among them a disprportionate number of Maritime men and women - have been on assignment in Afganistan since 2002. To bring day-to-day lives of the troops back home, and to document in particular the Maritime soldier's experience. The Chronicle Herald dispatched a reporter-photographer team to Kandahar for a four-week period in the spring of 2007.
At times heartwarming, at others heart-wrenching, the stories and photographs in this collection go beyond reportage. For everyone who knows someone serving overseas, for everyone who wants to understand how the troops cope with the tragedies and the politics of conflict, On Assignement in Afghanistan provides an honest, first-hand account of what life is like for Maritimers at war.