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Major General Julian Thompson first wrote No Picnic when the momentous events of April - June 1982 were fresh in his mind. As Commander of 3 Commando Brigade, he was at the heart of the planning and conduct of the War. Under his direct command had been the Royal Marine Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment who conducted the lion's share of the fighting.
No-one therefore is better qualified to tell the extraordinary story of there-taking of the Falkland Islands from the Argentinians. The author, now a celebrated military historian, has revised his early book and added for this 25 Anniversary edition more of his own personal thoughts and impressions.
It is all too easy to overlook just how perilous and risky a venture this expedition to the depths of the Southern Hemisphere was. Victory and defeat hung in the balance. Even those who feel they know about this most remarkable of wars will learn more from reading this classic account.
Lieutenant General Sir Samuel Auchmuty 1756-1822
By: John D Grainger
Explorers and Their Quest for North America
By: Philip J Potter
Tynemouth and Wallsend at War 1939-45
By: Craig Armstrong
Digging the Trenches
By: David Kenyon, Andrew Robertshaw
Auschwitz and Birkenau
By: Ian Baxter
Donald Dean VC
By: Terry Crowdy
By: Neil Thomas
The Black Country in the Great War
By: Michael Pearson
Wigan in the Great War
By: Stephen McGreal