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Andy Owen
Author

Andy Owen is the author of All Soldiers Run Away: Alano's War: the Story of a British Deserter (2017). He is currently researching a book on the missing. He lives in London. 

Written by Andy Owen

Essay/
Death
The need for an ending

When a person goes missing, in war or in ordinary life, their story is cut off mid-sentence. A death can be easier to bear

Andy Owen

Essay/
Ethics
Ethics on the battlefield

The soldier in battle is confronted with agonising, even impossible, ethical decisions. Could studying philosophy help?

Andy Owen