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A Long Long War: Voices from the British Army in Northern Ireland 1969-98

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This is the story of the Troubles in Northern Ireland told from the perspective of the British soldiers who served there between 1969 and 1998. This was a war against terrorists who knew no mercy or compassion; a war involving sectarian hatred and violent death. Over 1,000 British lives were lost in a place just 30 minutes flying time away from the mainland.

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Hardcover, 523 pages
Published May 16th 2008 by Helion & Company Ltd. (first published May 2008)
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I felt compelled to write and post a review on this book, I’m not sure why, maybe because it seemed that this book needed to be noticed and read, to allow the individual soldiers a chance to tell their stories, which is what this book is all about.

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English writer and former British soldier who has written a series of non-fictional books on the violent religious/political conflict in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles.

The books are an oral history based on first-hand accounts by soldiers of all ranks who served in the Operation Banner campaign as well as Wharton's own personal experiences when he did two tours of Northern Ireland.

He ser
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