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Ordinary Heroes: Untold Stories from the Falklands Campaign [Kindle Edition]

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.

About the Author

Christopher Hilton was an author and former journalist (for the Daily Express, Sunday Express and Daily Mirror). He was the author of more than sixty books, including Hitler's Olympics, The Wall and After the Berlin Wall.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 988 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Spellmount (30 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070YYOB0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,018 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From the lads on the ground. 10 Aug 2012
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These stories are exellent. Told by ordinary blokes doing there stuff. all parts of the british forces done there bit to get the falklands back. Each little effort added up to a victory. Its good to hear stories not told by stuck up clever officers lol.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable book 31 May 2013
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A fantastic product I would recommend this to any one, I am sure that you will enjoy it and find it a great addition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very interesting stories. 20 Mar 2013
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This is different to all the other books concerning the Falklands war. In asking ordinary servicemen to give their own accounts, we don't get the pc approach which is refreshing. Well worth the read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent insight 11 May 2012
By Jeff C
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I didn't know how to title this review. Words like excellent and marvelous did not seem appropriate to a book about the personal sacrifices made by those enaged in the conflict. I bought it to gain an insight to what happened down there, as I have a few friends who took part. The book certainly gave me this insight, what happened then, and is is still ongoing for some. Thank you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ordinary Heroes 19 Jun 2014
By jbat66
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This is one of many books that I've read recently on the Falklands war and for me this gave an different insight into what went on. Different stories by different guys that were down there and how they got over the trauma when they got home. For someone like myself who did serve in the forces but in nothing like the Falklands war only increases my total admiration for them all that were involved
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