The book i read to research this post was spearhead assault by john geddes which is an excellent book which i bought from a secondhand bookstore this book is mostly about the battle at goose green during the falklands conflict at which the author who was in the parachute regiment fought. On may 21st 1982 nearly four hundred soldiers from the 2cd battalion parachute regiment under the command of lieutenant colonel herbert h jones landed with a british task force at san carlos bay on the falklands. Spearhead assault blood guts and glory on the falklands frontlines by john geddes biography memoir society culture favourite the definitive bloody account of goose green the last great infantry battle fought and won by britain share this. Spearhead assault blood guts and glory on the falklands frontlines by john geddes 2007 05 24 on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers. John geddes provides a very real view of tough soldiers and a true brotherhood and the combat scenes are vivid and occasionally emotional reading seventeen lives were lost in a battle that should never have been won but a bit of luck and an enormous amount of bravery helped the paras prevail
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