Green-eyed boys is a highly readable detailed account of the Parachute regiments assault on Mount Longdon, during the Falklands conflict.
The authors approach the whole conflict from a fairly neutral viewpoint and quickly dispel many of the rumours and myths that have grown up since the conflict, the argentinian defenders of both goose green and mount longdon, although mostly poorly trained and motivated conscripts provided good accounts of themselves, contrary to popular belief.
The rumours of war crimes and excecutions carried out by the so called green eyed boys from the paras, is the central core of the book, and the facts are laid out plainly with many eyewitness accounts, and the stories are most definately laid to rest here.
The book is very well researched and offers analysis and critique throughout.
The Paras are followed from peacetime through the task force right through the landings battles and finally the defeat of the argentinians and capture of Port Stanley, the main events of the conflict are detailed, but the battle for mount longdon accounts for the bulk of the book and the pace slows somewhat during the blow for blow account provided, intersperced with the many personal accounts of individual paras.