One war, many perspectives, 35 years ago.

Writing a story set in 1982 during the Falklands War, so I’ve been doing a lot of research over the last few weeks.
This is one of the best documentaries I’ve found, highlighting combatants on both sides and civilians caught in the middle. It doesn’t focus on combat footage, but on personal accounts from sailors, marines, pilots, soldiers, and civilians.

All war sucks for the grunts on the ground and the crews behind the consoles, even the Short & Splendid Little Wars fought for short-term political goals. Maybe especially those.

 

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  1. I love you your books Marco. The Falklands conflict is an incredible study in military history and I’ve watched just about every video(including this one) that has been made about it. I’d recommend the book ‘A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War’ by Russel Philips.

  2. Ooooh! very interesting!

    I have most of the personal accounts; Robert Fox’s Eyewitness Falklands, Hugh McManners Falklands Comando, Excursion to Hell by Vince Bramley, A Soldier’s Song by Ken Lukowiak, and several others. The last one is a very personal account and deals with PTSD and the aftermath of coming home, highly recommended.

    Also well worth a look is Green Eyes Boys by Christian Jennings and Adrian Weale. It is about the dis-functional culture of a small clique in 3 Para and the personalities and events that led to the war crimes investigation.

    What is it going to be? A short story for an anthology or a full book? Whatever it is I am sure you will let us know, and I am sure I will buy it.

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