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4.0 out of 5 stars Good contemporary reportage
Call me old-fashioned but I always make a point to read/watch/hear the things I review on Amazon. So notwithstanding its confusing title ('The Winter War' is usually applied to the 1939-40 Russo-Finnish War), this is one of the better books rushed out in 1982 in the wake of the Falklands War. Journalists Patrick Bishop (The Observer) and John Witherow (The Times) spent...
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1.0 out of 5 stars 'English' soldiers ?
I considered buying this book, then saw the synopsis ! An insult to all the non-English service personnel who where there - WELSH Guards - SCOTS Guards - 45 Commando RM (predominantly Scots and based in Arbroath)- The GURKHAS. 'English' ?
Not to mention the thousands of non-English members of all the other units, Regiments, Commandos, Squadrons, and ships that were...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good contemporary reportage, 4 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: The Winter War: Falklands Conflict (Paperback)
Call me old-fashioned but I always make a point to read/watch/hear the things I review on Amazon. So notwithstanding its confusing title ('The Winter War' is usually applied to the 1939-40 Russo-Finnish War), this is one of the better books rushed out in 1982 in the wake of the Falklands War. Journalists Patrick Bishop (The Observer) and John Witherow (The Times) spent time 'embedded' with various units on the voyage south and during the land campaign, and pooled resources for this co-authored book. There's no grand strategy or post mortem analysis and each chapter is like an extended newspaper feature: tight, sharp-eyed reportage leavened with snapshots of the courage, resilience and humour of the men at the sharp end. And if you take the trouble to read the book you'll find fulsome tributes to the Welsh and Scots Guards, together with the Scots marines of the Mountain & Arctic Warfare Cadre, who looked after the authors royally on the march. Highly recommended.
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1.0 out of 5 stars 'English' soldiers ?, 24 Dec. 2010
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This review is from: The Winter War: Falklands Conflict (Paperback)
I considered buying this book, then saw the synopsis ! An insult to all the non-English service personnel who where there - WELSH Guards - SCOTS Guards - 45 Commando RM (predominantly Scots and based in Arbroath)- The GURKHAS. 'English' ?
Not to mention the thousands of non-English members of all the other units, Regiments, Commandos, Squadrons, and ships that were there.
A one-line synopsis with such a glaring mistake was enough to put me off.
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