3 Para Mount Longdon

The Bloodiest Battle
Author(s): Jon Cooksey
Original Publish Date: Sep 09, 2004
Product Number: EB00755497
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781473811447
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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The author of Falklands Hero follows the Third Parachute Battalion through a ferocious battle to secure a key strategic position during the Falklands War. This, the first in a series on Special Operations, tells the story of Three Para and the often-neglected struggle for Mount Longdon. It was a battle that tested the discipline, comradeship, and professionalism of the Paras to the limit; it was a battle that witnessed another posthumous Victoria Cross; it turned out to be the bloodiest battle of the entire Falklands Campaign. "Like many a fascist state before them the Argentine Junta thought they could steal territory that belonged to someone else who they considered weak. It came as a shock when Britain rapidly assembled a Task Force and sent it 8,000 miles to eject the Argentine bandits. . . . It was a victory of British military skill and courage in spite of the neglect by politicians. . . . The author has told the story with skill and insight." —Firetrench.com

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