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A Cold Night in June: Falklands Battle of Mount Longdon by [Lofthouse, Sergeant Robert]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 724 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Publisher: SDS Publishing (3 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1301923214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1301923212
  • ASIN: B00CMXXLWW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,660 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book is a well written BUT it is a fictional representation of events by the author (who DID NOT serve in the Falklands campaign) and although based on an amalgamation of post war accounts, it is a story written around a FICTIONAL character referred to in the book as “Archie” and the other members of his FICTIONAL unit. As such, whist it may be an interesting story, it is of absolutely no value to anyone wanting an accurate record of the events taking place during the Falklands campaign and is far less compelling than the many real life accounts of the conflict which are available. Amazon please take note it should only be listed under Military Fiction and NOT also be shown in lists of Military History – there is a difference!
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The brutal personal account of this man's experience of war is frightening in its honesty. It avoids the flannel which sometimes covers such tales in an attempt to make a good story. The lack of a clear picture of what was happening, the shock of sudden death, the chaos of the engagement, the uncertainty of the future and the unbearable cold are vividly portrayed to make this what it is; ones man story of war.
I note that the author progressed through the ranks of 3 Para., to be commissioned eventually. I must guess that this long familiarity with the regiment was his reason for referring to all ranks by their Christian names.
Not a book for the faint hearted.
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A very interesting insight into one mans personal recollection of what happened to him and his mates in a very hostile environment. I enjoy reading accounts from people who are not doing the book to make money but telling you their personal war as it happened to them in that moment in time that has etched those memories on his memory for life. There was no glorifying death charges no bayonet charge from him just the true horrors of war. I hope in writing this book and your visit to the Falklands you have put some ghosts to rest and sleep better at night.
ATB. Kim,575
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Robert writes as he probably talks, solidly and without graces. Having been a Para I can feel the way that the lads pulled together at a time of doubt, cold and often questioning the wisdom of those making the decisions in London but proud and with a can-do attitude. These lads didn't want to let themselves down yet had never, before the Falklands encountered combat outside of an anti-terrorist role. Robert tells a compelling acount of war, just before the advent of massive technology and it is thoroughly believable and thought provoking. I was transported into the situation and felt the cold, wet, miserable and tiring time that they had. Fully believable and I found myself identifying characters from my own past. Very well done Robert. You did the Regiment proud. Utrinque Paratus.
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Im quite fussy when it comes to authors but i know Rob. I tried his first work and i can honestly say i found it to be an easy and great read.
It tells the story of a young soldier sent to the Falkland Islands to fight against the invading Argentine Forces in 1982. I tells his story from landing in the Falklands, the slog across the barren and wet tundra that makes up the majority of the Islands landscape and the final assault of Mount Longdon.
Its graphic, intense and contains a modicum of squaddie humour, which comes from Robs military background. I could relate to Archies upbringing in Leigh Park as i also come from the same area, I can also relate to the battle scenes and description of the Falklands, having served in the Islands and been to Tumbledown, Falkland Sound and Mount Longdon.
Although a small amount of artistic license has been used, Robs description of the assault is believable and absorbs you into the heat of the action.
All in all, and truthfully, i thoroughly enjoyed the book and await his next
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Got my copy of this, this morning. What a book couldn't put it down. Really good read. I feel Robert really does well in giving us an insight in to the mind of the the average soldier in these difficult situations. The action scenes are explained though the eyes of the main charactor, Archie, in such a way that I as the reader really felt the confusion and terror that this young lad must have felt. I had to keep reminding myself it was only fiction! Can`t wait 'till tomorrow so I can read it again!
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I served in the Falklands with 148 battery. Your book brought back memories, memories never to be forgotten. I lost friends, no not friends, comrades. Something no civilian can ever know. Well done mate
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A very well written account of this battle. Sergeant Lofthouse and his comrades did an excellent and dangerous job very well. Very few wars are justified but, given the clear wish of the Islanders to remain British, this was necessary but of course tragic for all concerned.
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