FEARLESS - The Diary of an 18-Year-Old at War in the Falklands Paperback – 11 May 2017
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Young RN officers are rightly taught to regard the individual sailor as 'the single most important factor' in man-management, and Kevin perfectly captures the essence of what makes the RN matelot tick. His perceptions of what leadership felt like to those at the bottom of the pyramid, as it were, are fascinating - and reflect well on pretty much all his colleagues. If you were there this book will be cathartic and unlock many memories; if you were in the RN but not there, you'll recognise how well it represents life in a warship; if you were neither, you won't find a truer account of what it was like.
The occasionally iffy layout, typos and dodgy grammar perversely add to the book's power as an unvarnished account by a (then) young man telling it as he saw it. This book is spookily evocative and touches lots of emotional nerves in the reader, reflecting Kevin's own experience.
Well done Kevin, a thoroughly enjoyable and recommended read.
There are so many aspects to war that people don't understand, but if you think war is as you see it on TV then I urge you to read this book as you won't see many more honest accounts of young men going to war and facing what we had to face 24 hours a day.
Rarely does a book bring me to tears and maybe a hardened Matelot from the 80's shouldn't admit to this, but Kevin's words how he described his homecoming bought mine back to me and the relief that I felt at seeing those I'd waved goodbye to those months before fearing it might be the last time I would see them.
I know the Falklands was 35 Years ago and we've seen different wars since then, but this war was the last war we fought to recapture sovereign soil and I therefore urge anyone to read this account of what it was like for effectively young men, in some cases just out of school to sail 8,000 miles, fight and recapture part of Britain.
Well done Kevin - Great Book!