Storming the Falklands: My War and After (BOK)

Tony Banks

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Thirty years after the Falklands War 'Secret Millionaire' Tony Banks is still haunted by his experiences in the South Atlantic. As a member of the crack Parachute Regiment his unit was the first to land on the Falklands and he fought in the bloody first and last battles of the war before liberating Port Stanley. In this memoir Tony vividly recalls the fighting in the Falklands. He relives the bombing raids in San Carlos bay, the Battle of Goose Green, the Argentinian attack on the Sir Galahad and the Battle of Wireless Ridge. But he also tells of his own battles with Combat Stress and of how three decades on the war is still claiming victims. He tells the stories of British and Argentine veterans and travels to Argentina to return a war trophy - a trumpet he had taken from a prisoner - to its rightful owner. The return of the trumpet brings closure to both men. And finally Tony returns to the Falklands to lay the ghosts that have haunted him to rest.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Tony Banks
Forlag
Abacus
ISBN 9780349000190
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 12,7cm x 19,7cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 246 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Memoirs, Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, War & defence operations, Military history: post WW2 conflicts, History of other lands