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Ross Kemp has encountered conflict and warfare the world over, broadcasting from some of the most volatile military hot-zones. From meeting the world's deadliest gangsters, to perhaps his hardest assignment of all; embedded with the British Army in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where he witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict and was trained in the tactics they use to stay alive. Stationed with British forces for his award-winning television documentaries, Ross Kemp has not only experienced the terror and exhilaration of life on the frontline, but also the courage and leadership of today's servicemen and women. The plight of our Armed Forces is one especially close to his heart, and here for the first time Kemp tells the breathtaking stories of commandos, medics, submariners, fighter pilots, infantrymen, sailors and engineers in daring raids, stirring last stands and acts of extreme valour. "British Fighting Heroes" is Ross Kemp's personal tribute to some of the most remarkable men and women to have served in the British Armed Forces during the two World Wars, many of them unsung or forgotten. From Sgt Major Stan Hollis, D-Day's only VC winner, to Freddie Spencer Chapman the reluctant war hero who spent three years behind enemy lines in Burma fighting guerrilla warfare against troops, each account is an extraordinary tale of courage, adventure and patriotic sacrifice.
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A poignant tribute to some of the most remarkable men to have served in the British Armed Forces during the two World Wars, by award-winning television journalist Ross Kemp

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Born in Essex in 1964, Ross Kemp worked for the BBC for ten years and ITV for four years as an actor. e then had a change of career and started making documentaries. He has subsequently been nominated for three BAFTAs for his series on Afghanistan, Gangs and Africa. He and his team won the BAFTA for Best Factual Series in 2006. He is a patron of Help for Heroes and has spent time on the front line in Afghanistan with1 Royal Anglian, 5 Scots, 16 Air Assault and 45 Commando. Ross lives in London, is a keen rugby fan and is a Patron of Help for Heroes.

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"This personal tribute makes for incredible reading and the tales of adventure and patriotic sacrifice are an inspiration" * Sun *

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