Glimpses of the Falklands War
The latest book in the Glimpses of War series, Glimpses of the Falklands War, is currently being compiled and edited as we speak. As with other volumes of Glimpses of War, all profits will go to the charity Blind Veterans UK. #blindveterans
We have had an overwhelming response to the request for articles and contributions from as far afield as the Falkland Islands, Canada, Argentina, the USA and of course the UK. The experiences and stories are from military personnel from all the services, civilians, Falkland Islanders, Argentines and more. Some are from well-known names from the war, while many are from the ranks of service men and women who served as young adults. The experiences of the Falkland Islanders who were under occupation and bombardment for seven weeks are graphically described. Likewise the stories and memories of those serving on ships that were sunk and those soldiers telling of fierce fighting in atrocious weather conditions to get to Stanley are vivid and emotional. There are also contributions from lesser recognised quarters such as military intelligence, the dockyard workers who prepared the ships for war, the aircrews who rescued survivors from blazing vessels, and the medics and chaplains who healed and comforted the bodies and minds of friend and foe.
The appeal for articles and contributions has now closed, so thank you to those who have sent in their stories.
Glimpses of the Falklands War will be published in June to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Liberation Day, and will be available on Amazon.
Please tell your friends and associates about this project, and do buy the book once released as it is for a very worthy cause.
The BMMHS Team