This image was taken in the Danish military sector of Kandahar Airport in October 2007 at a time when coalition troops were suffering high casualty rates. Signposts of this nature are common wherever troops are stationed on operations overseas and they typically show the distance to the home towns and cities of the troops and their neighbouring units. It highlights the typical mix of poignancy and black humour common to all soldiers and I was particularly amused by the arrow from our baking hot desert camp to penguins (Pingviner).
Reproduced with kind permission of Richard Rochester
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Research Theme: Global Uncertainties