'Football match, Garmsir, February 2009', Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2009
Watercolour and acrylic ink by Matthew Cook, 2009.
Football match between Afghan National Army personnel and soldiers from 1st Battalion The Rifles at Patrol Base Tuffan in Garmsir, Helmand Province in Afghanistan, during Operation HERRICK.
In the catalogue for 'Sketches from Afghanistan', Matthew Cook recalled the circumstances of this picture as follows, 'The Afghan National Army challenged patrol base. It was followed by a dinner of fresh goat and dancing to say thanks for working alongside them'.
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Copyright: Matthew Cook
National Army Museum, Study collection