Storming the Falklands: My War and After

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The fascinating true story of a man who spent his best years fighting in the Falklands and who was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

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 ...

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Overview

The fascinating true story of a man who spent his best years fighting in the Falklands and who was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780349000190
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 854,091
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Banks was born in Scotland. After serving in the Falklands war, he built up a successful care home business, later appearing on Secret Millionaire. This is his first book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 I Wannabe … a Punk Rocker 7

2 The Maroon Machine 48

3 Goose Green 83

4 Fix Bayonets! 135

5 Ghosts of the Falklands 164

6 Secret Millionaire 197

7 Cry for Argentina 229

8 Back to the Battlefield 268

Acknowledgements 305

About the author 307

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