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Down South: A Falklands War Diary

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28-year-old Chris Parry was an officer on a Wessex III helicopter on HMS Antrim during the Falklands War. Built in the 1960s, Antrim was primarily designed to deal with the threat from Soviet missiles. But in the early months of 1982 she found herself heading south to spearhead the operation to recover South Georgia from the Argentinians.

Within days Parry and his crew were
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 16th 2012 by Viking
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Lindsay Wright
Nov 12, 2015 Lindsay Wright rated it it was amazing
Probably one of the best Falklands account out there (And I've read a few !)
Chris Parry CBE, who went on to attain the giddy heights of Rear Admiral, gives a fascinating account of both the air war and the general synopsis during those dark 100 days in 1982.

Those who enjoy this book may to interested to know that Parry had a starring role in the BBC's wonderful 'Sailor' documentary from 1976, where as a young and impressionable Sub Lieutenant on-board HMS Ark Royal, his leadership skills were al
Donald S Clark
Mar 17, 2016 Donald S Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good read.

Written as it happens without any embellishment. Down to earth thoughts and feelings as events unfold. As I spent the majority of my Falklands War in Bomb Alley (San Carlos), I found it interesting on how the detached task force to retake South Georgia went about it businesses and also could relate to much of what they experienced.
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Mar 02, 2016 David P rated it really liked it
I have read a large number of books about the Falklands War and yet I found plenty of interest in this exciting, but very personal account.

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