Three days in June

Three days in June This book is an account of the rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment during the last three days of the Falklands war it has been put together with the goodwill of the members of Para and their attac

  • Title: Three days in June
  • Author: James O'Connell Hew Pike
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book is an account of the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment during the last three days of the Falklands war, it has been put together with the goodwill of the members of 3 Para and their attachments When I asked Lieutenant General Sir Hew Pike KCB, DSO, MBE if he would do a read through, to make sure he had no objections to the content and if he would be kind enouThis book is an account of the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment during the last three days of the Falklands war, it has been put together with the goodwill of the members of 3 Para and their attachments When I asked Lieutenant General Sir Hew Pike KCB, DSO, MBE if he would do a read through, to make sure he had no objections to the content and if he would be kind enough to write the foreword, this was his reply, it sums up what the book is all about.Jimmy, I have spent last night having a good read of the book, before I go away today, and really must congratulate you Particularly strong is the overall picture of the awful nature of the fighting, the teamwork, the comradeship, and the courage in supporting others, the humour I could go on Also very strong are the descriptions of casevac and the backup side of the battle.I wouldn t dream of suggesting that you change a single word It is a marvellous tribute to the courage and tenacity of the men of 3 PARA and you should be very proud of what you have achieved for them all.Of course I will do a Foreword for your book, it would be a privilegeAll good wishesHew Pike

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    1. When I finished reading The Falklands War by Martin Middlebrook and posted my review of it I received a reply from the author of Three Days in June, James O’Connor suggesting his book as one to read on the conflict. I took a look at it on and it sounded like an interesting read so I added it to my Kindle to read list (it is only available as an E-book). It was only published in June 2013 and only has seven reviews on but all of them were five star reviews so I put it up near the top of to re [...]

    2. excellentexcellent book with enormous amounts of detailed and insightful first hand accounts. Thought provoking and emotional to boot. If you can look beyond the number of editing mistakes (didn't spoil my enjoyment) this is a great read.

    3. This is an interesting read. I have not seen an account of a battle written in this way before. It paints a fantastic picture of the chaos, fear and danger these young guys faced. It's a hard read in part because of the subject matter but also the soldiers recollections are very similar, so as the book continues it creates a lot of repetition. I stuck with it out of respect to the young men who forced themselves up Longdon on those cold days in June 1982. It's a fascinating insight into what it [...]

    4. An incredible account of the actions of 3 Para in the battle for Mount Longdon. I've read this book twice now, and on each occasion have had to tear myself away from it, so engrossing are the stories. Whatever your politics, whatever your views of the Falklands War, read this book to gain a glimpse of what the brave young lads of 3 Para, some no older than 17 years of age, travelled thousands of miles to face. A brutal battle in brutal conditions against a well-equipped and well-entrenched enemy [...]

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