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on 12 June 2015
.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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on 5 June 2014
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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on 7 August 2000
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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on 18 May 2001
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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on 11 August 2014
As a ex Para was a great read.
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on 31 January 2017
Only 40 pages is and learning plenty.. so far a very well articulated history of operations and the words of the people who were there bring it to life.
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on 31 October 2016
Had to buy this book. Awesome writing about the history of The Paras. Enjoyed every page. Essential reading.
Utrinque Paratus
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on 17 November 2013
a great read passed it on to all the family.
very informative would make a good gift for those interested.
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on 2 February 2002
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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on 13 January 2015
As advertised and quick delivery. Good Value.
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