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Away From You: The Story of the Afghan Interpreters

07/12/2018Download

More than 3000 Afghans worked as interpreters alongside British troops during the conflict in Afghanistan. 

They played an important role helping soldiers overcome language barriers, providing local knowledge and advising the military on cultural affairs. Some were invited to live in the UK but others faced the challenge of the then Home Secretary's hostile environment policy. 

Hear the interpreters’ stories in their own words as well as the experiences of the military officers who worked with them and became their friends. 

Written and produced by William Warren, this programme won two awards at the 2019 New York Festivals Radio Awards.

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