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'The most candid and shocking account of modern ground warfare ever written.' - The Sunday Times
Vincent Bramley was born in Aldershot in 1957. He left school at fifteen, but it wasn't until 1978 that, at the prompting of an ex-paratrooper, he joined the Parachute Regiment. His first posting was in West Germany, where he specialised in machine-gun fire. He subsequently served in Canada, Oman, Northern Ireland and the Falklands. He left the army in 1987 and now works as a building consultant, when he isn't writing or conducting research.
I have read this book in 3 nights before going to sleep, It has been hard for me to turn the light off and go to sleep thinking just one more chapter. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Grandad
The truth is in the book, the junior ranks do the work so the brass collect the OBE (other bastards efforts). I have completed three tours down south and walked the battle routes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by W Fairbrass
well done to vince for writing a good book, I knew him in depot and battalion and he was a good bloke and the book tells it raw in a way us old sweats would understand.Published 8 months ago by Mr. P. J. Daw
One of the best accounts of the Para's advance to Stanley I've read. Not pretty, not dressed up but basically what happened. That's all you want from a book like this isn't it?Published 10 months ago by BG
A well written book, describing not only they're of war but also how it affects the soldier in the real worldPublished 11 months ago by Jon Hawkins
A humbling story well written. This starts as the normal "what I did in the war" but gives a fantastic view of what it was really like and the impact it had on soldiers of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a cracking tale of Vince Bramley's experiences in the Falklands. They're a bit different from some of the more recent soldiers' tales because the Falklands was genuine... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Frederick St John Smythe