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the Gurkhas in the Falklands: a War Journal
Date of Publication: 1 December 2002
The extensive bibliography of the Falklands War has one glaring exception, the part played by the legendary Gurkhas. Regarded by many as the world's finest infantry soldiers, the fearsome reputation of these Nepalese troops for blood-thirsty aggression and stealth put real fear into the Argentine troops and civil population. They sailed with 5 Infantry Brigade on the QE2 and played a key role in the surrender of the occupiers. Written by one of their officers, this book conveys the professional, personal and emotional aspects of the Gurkhas' involvement. It provides a unique insight into a fighting force surrounded by mystique. This is both a serious and light-hearted account of the build-up, the battle and the aftermath of fighting.
Mike Seear Originally commissioned into the Royal Corps of Transport, he transferred to the Light Infantry in 1971. He served in numerous emergency tours of duty in Northern Ireland counter-terrorist operations during that decade and, having been seconded to 1st Battalion, 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles in March 1982, was Operations and Training Officer in the Falklands War. Serving also in other parts of the UK, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, USA and Norway, he retired from the British Army in 1988 with the rank of Major to join Scandinavian Airlines in Norway as Head of Security and Emergency Response. Since 1996 he has been a crisis management consultant, and is the author of Return to Tumblediown: the Falklands-Malvinas Conflict Revisited (CCC Press, 2012) and co-editor of Hors de Combat: the Falklmands-Malvinas Conflict Twenty-Five Years On (CCC Press, 2007).
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