Video: Christie Blatchford on Afghanistan experience

Christie Blatchford won the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for her book – Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army – about the experience of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.

Today someone sent me a link to a short clip of Blatchford talking about her experience with Canadian soldiers during a firefight. As a former member of the Canadian Forces I was a little emotional watching her describe how she followed a stretcher with a wounded soldier, stepping in his blood on the ground as she went.

The other thought I had while watching is just how much credit she deserves for putting herself at risk to tell their story. Watch for yourself:

Now, she is writing a book about Caledonia.

Mark Vandermaas, Editor