With 3 Para to the Falklands

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*A stunning account of the struggle for the Falklands

*Published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the campaign

*Captures the full experience of modern battle
On Friday, April 9, 1982, a British task force set sail for the Falkland Islands. Three months later it, after a short but brutal campaign, it had successfully completed its mission of ejecting the Argentinean occupying forces from the islands. With 3 Para to the Falklands, released to mark the twentieth anniversary of the campaign, is the full story ...
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Overview

*A stunning account of the struggle for the Falklands

*Published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the campaign

*Captures the full experience of modern battle
On Friday, April 9, 1982, a British task force set sail for the Falkland Islands. Three months later it, after a short but brutal campaign, it had successfully completed its mission of ejecting the Argentinean occupying forces from the islands. With 3 Para to the Falklands, released to mark the twentieth anniversary of the campaign, is the full story of that dramatic campaign from the point of view of a sergeant in 3 Para.
3 Para played a significant part in the sharp, bloody campaign, marching from Port San Carlos to Port Stanley and fighting one of the crucial battles of the campaign-the night assault on Mount Longdon. Graham Colbeck was there every step of the way and his account reveals the realities of fighting in this stubbornly-contested conflict. His narrative brings to the fore the chilling nature of the fighting, the challenge of the harsh conditions met on the Falklands, the training and techniques of an elite force, and the comradeship of troops in battle.
With 3 Para to the Falklands is one man's story of living through this vivid and intense period and a gripping insight into the experience of modern battle.
Graham Colbeck served as a sergeant in the Milan anti-tank platoon of 3 Para throughout the Falklands Campaign.
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It's been 20 years since the British made quick work of Argentinean forces in the Falklands. In time for the anniversary comes With 3 Para to the Falklands, a memoir of the campaign by Graham Colbeck, then a sergeant in the 3rd Parachute Regiment. Colbeck recall his every advance and battle in careful detail, and also discusses his training for the parachute regiment and some of his earlier assignments, like peacekeeping in Belfast. Patriotic but generally unsentimental, Colbeck, now retired, doesn't shrink from conveying the brutality of the Falklands engagement, but also argues for an expanded post-Cold War British military. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781853674938
  • Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/10/2002
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps 6
List of Illustrations 7
Glossary and Abbreviations 9
Foreword 15
Prologue 17
1 Airborne 21
2 Spearhead 36
3 Voyage 47
4 Wideawake 54
5 Southward 65
6 Destination 86
7 Advance 96
8 Delay 108
9 Battle 122
10 Aftermath 176
11 Victory 195
12 Return 205
Killed in Action on Mount Longdon 209
Epilogue 210
Last Words 214
Index 221
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2002

    Just 'another' Falklands book

    Someone gave me a paperback version of this book some years ago, and unlike other books by authors 'who were there', I found it a difficult read, and often boring. However, some of the photos are OK. Typically, like the authors of other such books, Colbeck has turned to a former senior officer to provide a forward, with the obvious intention of giving weight and authenticity to the title. I'm surprised the book was thought worthy of a reprint. There are many books covering the Falklands conflict, both general and at ground level. This is one to avoid at all costs.

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