Reasons in Writing: A Commando s View of the Falklands War

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Pen and Sword, Dec 31, 1990 - History - 416 pages
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Reasons in Writing tells Southby-Tailyour's story of the Falklands War largely through the medium of diaries and letters written during his peacetime tour of duty in the seventies and the war itself. Reasons in Writing, is unlikely to be rivalled for its immediacy, insight and deep and genuine feeling for the Islands themselves, based on experience gained (unlike any other participant civilian or service) before, during and after that fateful winter of 1982.
 

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Contents

Chapter One A Wild Call
1
Chapter Two A Clear Call
9
Chapter Three The Gulls Way
19
Chapter Four Backing and Filling
38
Chapter Five The Whales Way
57
Chapter Six Homeward Bound
83
Chapter Seven North by East
92
Chapter Eight Invasion
100
Chapter Fifteen The Wheels Kick
230
Chapter Sixteen Advance
245
Chapter Seventeen A Settlement Too Far
252
Chapter Eighteen A Bloody War and a Sickly Season
284
Chapter Nineteen Victory
312
Chapter Twenty When the Long Tricks Over
321
Chapter Twenty One Ask Me One On Beaches
336
Chapter Twenty Two Wives and Sweethearts
343

Chapter Nine Outward Bound
121
Chapter Ten Ascension For Orders
137
Chapter Eleven Doldrums
151
Chapter Twelve The Whetted Knife
166
Chapter Thirteen On the Beach
188
Chapter Fourteen A Willing Foe and Searoom
210
Chapter Twenty Three Sir I Have The Honour
352
Chapter Twenty Four Reflections
365
Bibliography
368
Index
371
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