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Ordinary Heroes

Untold Stories from the Falklands Campaign

Ordinary Heroes by Christopher Hilton
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In 1982, 8,000 miles from home, in a harsh environment and without the newest and most sophisticated equipment, the numerically inferior British Task Force defeated the Argentinian forces occupying the Falkland Islands and recaptured this far-flung outpost of what was once an empire. It was a much-needed triumph for Margaret Thatcher's government and for Britain. Many books have been published on the Falklands War, some offering accounts from participants in it. But this is the first one only to include interviews with the ordinary seamen, marines, soldiers and airmen who achieved that victory, as well as those whose contribution is often overlooked - the merchant seaman who crewed ships taken up from the trade, the NAAFI personnel who supplied the all-important treats that kept spirits up, the Hong King Chinese laundrymen who were aboard every warship. Published to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the conflict, this is the story of what 'Britain's last colonial war' was really like.
The History Press; November 2011
224 pages; ISBN 9780752477763
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Title: Ordinary Heroes
Author: Christopher Hilton
 
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