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A Cold Night in June: Falklands Battle of Mount Longdon

Sergeant Robert Lofthouse

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ISBN 10: 1484892623 / ISBN 13: 9781484892626
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013
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Title: A Cold Night in June: Falklands Battle of ...

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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The complete Falklands experience of a young 3 Para machinegun crew based on accounts given during veterans organised battlefield tours of Mount Longdon and other sites Sergeant Rob Lofthouse has served in Iraq and formed part of the Falklands defence force in the 1990 s The prologue details a gunner s very first experience of combat A real soldier s voice combining dry gallows style humour with a very real and brutal account of the conflict Review from Warrant Officer Dan Mills author of Sniper One In the past I have had the honour of fighting alongside Rob Lofthouse Not only has he managed to eerily portray accurately the events of that cold long hard night on Mount Longdon in June 1982 but he has also effectively transported the reader there as though they landed at San Carlos alongside 3 Para The description and portrayal is uncanny and having spoken to many soldiers who were on that artillery swept summit and the hard fought over approaches to it Rob is spot on The build up and tension leading up to the action is intense and once the battle was over I wanted to read more the realism is remarkable The Falklands War turned out like so many once casualties bite the ranks it is the remarkable Tommy and Non Commissioned Officers who step up to the plate grasp control then inspire and reorganise and lead a small band of men into battle Throughout that war these small groups were embroiled in their own battles and full credit to those men because they won the day Extract from foreword by Major Justin Featherstone MC The Falklands Conflict was remarkable in many ways It was the last British conflict over an issue of national sovereignty the last significant British maritime military deployment the last time that British troops marched for the duration of a campaign the last time a substantial British task force met a regular enemy without any meaningful air manoeuvrability This was primarily a dismounted infantry campaign its battles

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