March to the South Atlantic: 42 Commando Royal Marines in the Falklands War

March to the South Atlantic: 42 Commando Royal Marines in the Falklands War by VAUX NICK


Authors
VAUX NICK
ISBN
9781844156276
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
256
Dimensions
156 x 234mm

From the moment the author gave his famous order 'To the Atlantic - Quick March' to the final return home he describes what going to war with 42 Commando was like. Here are the authentic details of danger, frustraton, fatugie, courage and endurance - just some of the emotions experienced during those fateful weeks and months of 1982. We learn to of the Argentine enemy whose learders pt them in such danger only to abandon them. It was the men of the 'Four-Two' that took part in the recapture of South Georgia and, later, South Thule. They also had to hold Challenger Ridge in atrocious conditions and went on to seize Mount Harriet in a daring night assault. All this is superbly described in this delightful book along with the fascinating arryay of characters, be they military, civilian, journalist etc all thrown togwther to achieve a common cause - namely the restitution of British rule over a remote corner of the globe. SELLING POINTS Written by the then commanding officer of 42 Commando. The Commando played a leading role in the recapture of the Falklands. A superb first hand account of the preparation, move south, operations and aftermath of the war. 16 pages of b/w photographs
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