With 3 Para to the Falklands

Graham Colbeck

Date Published :
February 2018
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Illustration :
32 pages of b/w plates
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On Friday, April 9, 1982, a British task force set sail for the Falkland Islands. Three months later, after a short but brutal campaign, it had successfully completed its mission of ejecting the Argentinean occupying forces from the islands.

With 3 Para to the Falklands is the full story of that dramatic struggle from the point of view of a sergeant in the Third Battalion, Parachute Regiment (3 Para). This elite battle group played a significant part in the campaign, marching from Port San Carlos to Port Stanley and fighting in one of its most crucial, yet often-neglected battles – the night assault on Mount Longdon.

Graham Colbeck was there every step of the way and his vivid account reveals the stark realities of fighting in this stubbornly contested conflict. His narrative brings to the fore the chilling nature of the combat, the challenge of the harsh conditions met on the Falklands, the training and techniques of an elite force, and the comradeship of troops in battle.

About The Author

GRAHAM COLBECK was one of the outstanding figures in the 3 Para during the Falklands Campaign of 1982. He served as a sergeant in the Milan Anti-tank Platoon and was one of the few people to have kept up a diary during the conflict. LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR HEW PIKE, KCB, DSO, MBE is a retired senior British Army officer known for his service in the Falklands War and for his command in Northern Ireland.

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