I’ve spent 7 months preparing for this journey, this embed. To be precise it all started even further back in Oktober 2010. That’s when I published my first blog, called nachrichtenfront.de – which translates “news front”- which was on the topic of the German forces, the Bundeswehr, who are in charge of Regional Nommand North.
Since then I have taken part in training provided by the German armed forces for journalists travelling to crisis areas in Hammelburg. I have linked up with the soldiers of the 172nd Infantry Brigade stationed in Grafenwöhr on the Mission Rehearsal Exercise in Bavaria, where they trained for their Mission in Paktika province.
For a run down of what me and Axel, the photographer got up to when we first linked up with the soldiers of the 172nd Infantry in Hohenfels in Bavaria at Mission Rehersal please visit www.nachrichtenfront.com/172nd (German tho’).