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Hamish De Bretton-Gordon: Chemical Warrior

Hamish De Bretton-Gordon: Chemical Warrior

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon in conversation with Damien Lewis.

For thirty years, Hamish has served and volunteered in conflict zones around the world. As the army's foremost chemical weapons expert, he built a unique first-hand understanding of how to prevent attacks and train doctors on the frontline. After suffering near-death experiences time and again, Hamish discovered he had a ticking time bomb in his own chest: a heart condition called Sudden Death Syndrome that could kill him at any time. Despite facing extraordinary personal danger, Hamish has unearthed evidence of multiple chemical attacks in Syria and continues to advise the government at the highest level, including after the 2018 Novichok poisoning in Salisbury.

Lifting the lid on Hamish's unique world of battlefield expertise and humanitarian work, Chemical Warrior is not only a professional memoir but also a very human story of overcoming extraordinary personal odds.

Chemical Warrior - Book Cover

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