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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Metro Publishing Ltd (6 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857828003
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857828009
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 273,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The book everyone is talking about' Belfast Telegraph 'A new bestseller... a must for those Interested in the 2nd World War' What's Happening 'Well worth reading. The author is particularly good at explaining why almost all who serve in the Regiment have such a fierce pride in all that it stands for.' The Guards Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

John Parker is the author of several internationally successful books on military history, including "SBS: The Inside Story of the Special Boat Service," "The Gurkhas and Death of a Hero: Captain Robert Nairac GC and the Undercover War in Northern Ireland (Metro)" which Frederick Forsyth called "an extraordinary story of the death of a very brave young man and a tragedy of our times."


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A very good book by John Parker charting the history of one of the UK's most famous regiments.
It covers their history from their formation in WW2 up to the 1990's.
I read it over a few days.
There is a very good account in the book of their heroics in the Falklands War.
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.I got this book for my 77 year old father who thinks he is still in The Parachute Regiment i noted it includes Cyprus where dad was.
the book arrived one day after ordering in great condition (used , as brand new ) , it was a great price so enabling me to buy a couple of books on the same subject..

I gave the book to my dad today and he was delighted with his present from his daughter ..5 stars .
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More books seem to be published on the Parachute Regiment than on any other. John Parker succeeds in making his 'different' because he draws upon excellent reminiscences of the men who served in the Regiment and several of their wives. Very understandably, he concentrates on the operational campaigns of greatest interest. One third of the book covers the Falklands War and Norther Ireland alone. Of particular interest is the section on Bloody Sunday, Parker's interviews reflect his thesis that the paras were used as political pawns rather than deployed as part of a strategic military operation. Makes for compelling reading.
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This book is great from cover to cover, it starts with a Prologue from Sara Jones the widow of 'H' Jones who won a VC in the falklands, the book talks about the history of the paras in world war two and all significant campaigns since then with lots of soldiers telling the story in their own words, at times it can be moving such as at the end talking about the death of a veteran para and shows that the paras are very much human anyone with an interest in the falklands the troubles in ireland will particually enjoy this due to the paras deep involvement here. Also at the end contains a useful how to get into the paras. This book is brilliant!
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this is an amazing book it is an emotonal accont of the paratroops in action there are some teriffic accounts from the people involved it goes through all of the major para operations from arnham to bloody sunday it also goes into detail about how acts of bravery and courage .
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As a ex Para was a great read.
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This is a very informative book and is well worth buying.It is more to do with the history of the paras(how they were formed,operations ect)more than present day.It is very detailed and for people interested in the paras and their history its a great read, I can't put it down.
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