Falklands Hero: Ian McKay, the Last VC of the 20th Century (BOK)

Jon Cooksey

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At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War , 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment's assault has stalled in the face of determined resistance. With his platoon held up by an Argentine machine gun, it falls to Sergeant Ian McKay to act. The machine gun has to be silenced to break the deadlock. Gathering a small group together, Ian McKay leads them in a headlong dash into the teeth of a withering fire. One by one they fall until only Ian McKay is left, charging on alone towards the Argentine gun and a place in history. His was the final act of a man who lived, breathed and was shaped by the Parachute Regiment: an act which earned him a posthumous Victoria Cross. This is the story of Ian McKay: the last British hero of the Twentieth Century.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Jon Cooksey
Forlag
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
ISBN 9781844154937
Antall sider 256 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Battles & campaigns, Military history, Australasian & Pacific history