Free Delivery In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
Green-Eyed Boys: 3 Para and the Battle for Mount Longdon By Christian Jennings

Green-Eyed Boys: 3 Para and the Battle for Mount Longdon
by Christian Jennings

An account of the cult of violence in some sections of the British Army, and a description of how this culture backfired in the face of the Parachute Regiment leading to the events in June 1982 on Mount Longdon in the Falkland Islands.

Only 3 left

Green-Eyed Boys: 3 Para and the Battle for Mount Longdon Summary


In the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute regiment (3 Para) the "green-eyed boys" are the soldiers who have submerged themselves entirely into the Regiment's cult of machismo. For them, after years of peace enlivened only by the cruel frustration of Northern Ireland, the Falklands War was an opportunity to pit themselves against a real enemy. Many of them consider the assault through the Argentinian position in Mount Longdon to have been the highest point in their lives - and they took every opportunity to enjoy it to the full. Ironically, in fulfilling their violent fantasies the "green-eyed boys" brought both glory and dishonour on the battalion.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

GOR000707625
Green-Eyed Boys: 3 Para and the Battle for Mount Longdon
Christian Jennings
Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1996-05-23
288
0002555905
9780002555906
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.