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- File Size: 559 KB
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publisher: Monday Books (15 Sept. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00439GN8M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,762 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Watching Men Burn: A Soldier's Story Kindle Edition
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As so many young do, Tony "Mack" McNally signed up to serve his country to find the exuberance of youth often conflicting with the discipline of life in the military.
But then, the reality of service, the reality of war, became that of Mack and his mates when they were shipped thousands of miles away from the United Kingdom to the South Atlantic to fight a war against the attempted take-over of the Falkland Islands by Argentina.
Mack's specialty was Rapier missiles - high tech, anti-aircraft missiles that require very careful handling, very careful transport, and constant re-calibration by technical experts.
The missiles did not get the first two all so important types of care in transport on their trans-Atlantic voyage. There would be heavy human cost to pay for that neglect.
Mack speaks to the intrusive question so often asked of Veterans - What does it feel like to kill someone? It is the question he, like most of them, walk away from.
But about the question - What does it feel like when you are the Rapier gunner and the enemy aircraft are closing in on the Sir Galahad which is still packed with troops who could have disembarked hours before - What does it feel like when you push the button to launch the missile and all you hear is the noise that comes with a malfunction?
What does it feel like when men you were there to protect begin to scream as they begin to die?
What does it feel like to watch men burn?
Mack tells you.
Britain won the engagement - took the victory.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Made me laugh out loud and cry openly. I would recommend that we all read this. Will open the eyes of those that had no idea of the pain conflict can leave people with.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved this book and as the reader you are drawn into Mack's world.Published 6 months ago by Anthony Holder
I found this read very interesting, and enjoyed it, all though a little too short as I wanted more. Well done to the author for portraying such a true story.Published 8 months ago by Mr Smith
brilliant book having served in the falklands war myself I can relate to this .Respect to Tony you did your bitPublished 16 months ago by Michael H. Taylor
A brilliant read. I finished it and then began reading it immediately all over again .... never done that with a book before. Brilliantly well written. I love his style.Published 16 months ago by Kay M
This book is written with emotions laid bare throughout. Mixing the jovial banter of the armed forces with the true grit and emotion that serving men and women experience in... Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2014 by Donna
A true and honest struggle of a British Soldier....... If you don't understand PTSD read this. All the best to you Tony.Published on 2 Jun. 2014 by Mr. M. D. Shackleton
Anyone interested in first hand accounts of the Falklands War and the impact it had on ordinary soldiers will love this book. Read morePublished on 23 Aug. 2013 by David Lee
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