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Going to the Wars By Sir Max Hastings

Going to the Wars

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An inspiration to faint-hearted adventurers everywhere.

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Going to the Wars by Sir Max Hastings

"A superb account of journalists, soldiers and the experience of modern battle, written by one of the greatest war reporters of our time." Robert Harris

Max Hastings grew up with romantic dreams of a life amongst warriors. But after his failure as a parachute soldier in Cyprus in 1963, he became a journalist, and a war correspondent instead. Before he was 30 he had reported conflicts in Northern Ireland, Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Middle East, Cyprus, Rhodesia, India and a string of other trouble spots. His final effort was as a war correspondent during the Falklands War.

Going to the Wars is a story of his experiences reporting from these battlefields. It is also the story of a self-confessed coward: a writer with heroic ambitions who found himself recording the doings of heroes when he understood that he did not have what it took to be a hero himself.

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Table of Contents

    • Acknowledgements - i: Permissions Acknowledgements
    • Section - ii: List of Maps and Illustrations
    • Section - iii: Foreward
  • Chapter - 1: Tarnished Wings
  • Chapter - 2: Street Apprentice
  • Chapter - 3: A Taxi to Biafra
  • Chapter - 4: Shooting Vietnam
  • Chapter - 5: Ticket to Firebase Six
  • Chapter - 6: Yom Kippur
  • Chapter - 7: Israel's Victory
  • Chapter - 8: Bush War
  • Chapter - 9: Goodbye to Da Nang
  • Chapter - 10: The Fall of Saigon
  • Chapter - 11: Savimbi's Angola
  • Chapter - 12: Yoni
  • Chapter - 13: Voyage to the South Atlantic
  • Chapter - 14: On the Shore
  • Chapter - 15: Mount Kent
  • Chapter - 16: Walking to Stanley
    • Section - iv: Postscript
    • Index - v: Index

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Going to the Wars by Sir Max Hastings
Sir Max Hastings
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Pan Macmillan
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