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Northern Ireland Book

#1
'A Long Long War; Voices of the British Army in Northern Ireland, 1969-98' is now available at Waterstones and Borders etc. It is also available on-line at Helion, Amazon, Play.com etc.

It is very pro-squaddie and features over 500 stories, from virtually EVERY Regiment.

The second book - also a squaddies eyeview of the troubles is underway and I need more contributions so that the soldier's story of the forgotten war continues to be told.
Part One: Belfast (separate chapters on Murph/Turf/Andy's Town/ Ardoyne/ Falls etc
Part Two: Londonderry (separate chapters on Bogside/Creggan/Fountains, Gob etc
Part Three: Rural Ulster (separate chapters on XMG, Belleek, Lisnaskea, Omagh etc)
Part Four: Mainland and European attacks
Part Five: Loved ones speak out.

The next 3 events are as follows:

Edinburgh: Blackwells bookshop : June 27
Brecon RRW museum: July 12
Leeds: Waterstones: August 7

Ken Wharton
 
#2
Saw the cover to Long Long War in Waterstones back in May, picked it up, read the cover & promptly bought it. Excellent read & brought back a lot of buried memories. Highly recommended to anyone who was there or has a passing interest in what it was like in the bad old days.

Pete
 
#3
Pete, Thanks, mate; very flattered. If you would like to do a piece or two for the second book, have a look at www.squaddiesvoices.com

Best wishes, mate

Ken

Civvie mates share a few experiences
Squaddie mates share a lifetime of experiences no civvie could ever dream of
 
#4
Didnt know about book, will be buying it tomorrow, Good luck with the 2nd one Ken, will get that when it comes out.
 
#5
Bill

Thank you, mate; after reading it, perhaps you would like to write down some of your experiences for me please ? Look at www.squaddiesvoices.com

I have events planned in Edinburgh, Brecon, Leeds and London.

Best wishes, mate


Civvie mates share a few experiences
Squaddie mates share a lifetime of experiences no civvie could ever dream of
 
#6
Soundings like a cracking read!!!


Now that the `War` is over, why not go the whole hog & cover the entire campaign, 1969-2007?

Just a thought.
 
#7
Got it last week and is a very good read.
One minor gripe though...no interviews with anyone from my Bn over the 5 tours weve done just in my time.
 
#8
modwatchdog said:
Soundings like a cracking read!!!


Now that the `War` is over, why not go the whole hog & cover the entire campaign, 1969-2007?

Just a thought.
That is a great idea..

I am currently serving in the Province and served there in 1993 also, yet to be honest, I still have a limited knowledge of what the troubles where all about and why such animosity there was towards British troops..

After 19 years in the Army, I should really know this, but a book covering the whole period as suggested above would be a terrific read.

Will be going out to buy 'A Long Long War' this weekend.

I also managed to get hold of the classic 'Harrys Game' by Gerald Seymour which is also a cracking read.
 

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