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With 3 Para To The Falklands

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-- A stunning account of the struggle for the Falklands
-- Published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the campaign
-- Captures the full experience of modern battleOn Friday, April 9, 1982, a British task force set sail for the Falkland Islands. Three months later it, after a short but brutal campaign, it had successfully completed its mission of ejecting the Argentinean
Published by Greenhill Books (first published June 1992)
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David Roberts
Dec 23, 2013 David Roberts rated it really liked it
The book I read to research this post was With 3 Para To The Falklands by Graham Colbeck which is a very good book which I bought at a car boot sale. This book was written to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict. Graham was a Major in 3 Para and was in it for 23 years and in the Territorial Army for a further 9 years. He was visited by the police about allegations of war crimes at Mount Longdon and while he didn't witness anything like that he realised most people knew ...more
Rick Brindle
Oct 04, 2013 Rick Brindle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, military
An excellent, gritty account of the Falklands as seen through the eyes of a member of 3 Para. Graham Colbeck talks about what it means to be a paratrooper, the esprit de corps, and speaks of war in a plain, almost matter of fact way. It's hard to imagine how easily he talks about something that most of us would be unable to face, and somehting that was not nearly the walkover than some people have very wrongly suggested.
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