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Open your eyes to the horrers of 'modern' warfare
on 8 December 2000
This book pulls no punches. If you are a little squeemish and/or don't like swearing, be warned... The book gives a well put together account of one battle during the Falklands war together with the background of some of those who participated in the battle and their lives since the war. The narrative is well put together from the stories of the soldiers as they were being conscripted, trained, and finally sent to the Falkland Islands. All the accounts from which the book was writen are first hand, and so we can, I think, assume that they can be taken as being fairly accurate. And they are from the mouthes of both British and Argentinian non-commisioned soldiers who were there. The great thing about this book is that you get glimpses of parts of the battle as they were percieved by soldiers of the two sides. The threads link together well. There is no gloss and the 'action' is not glorified. Read this book and you will learn that modern warfare is no 'cleaner' or no more humane than any war that has gone before, despite what the top 'brass' would sometimes have us believe. In reading this book my eyes were opened to the realities of a war fought by my own people during my own lifetime.