The story of three young westerners - a Briton, an American and a German - who in 1960 set out to penetrate a land that few westerners had set eyes on. This is the contemporary record of an extraordinary journey. It will appeal to those interested in Afghanistan, Central Asia and travel.
Sir Nicholas Barrington served in the British Embassy in Kabul from 1959 to 1961. Joseph T. Kendrick was political officer to the American Embassy in the late 1950s and Reinhard Schlagintweit was posted to West Germany's Embassy in Kabul from 1958 to 1961. All went on to be high ranking diplomats. Sandy Gall, the former ITN correspondent, made his first trip to Afghanistan in 1982, after which he produced his much acclaimed television documentary on Afghanistan 'Behind Russian Lines'.
Joseph T. Kendrick, Nicholas Barrington, Reinhard Schlagintweit