New PDF release: 3 PARA - MOUNT LONGDON - THE BLOODIEST BATTLE

By Jon Cooksey

ISBN-10: 1844151158

ISBN-13: 9781844151158

June 1982, and in the course of a South Atlantic iciness, the Falklands warfare is at its peak. The Parachute Regiment has already been in motion - 2 Para securing a troublesome fought victory at Darwin-Goose eco-friendly at a heavy fee in killed and wounded together with their CO, Lieutenant Colonel 'H' Jones, later provided a posthumous VC.

Now, weeks later, as they appear up on the lengthy, frost shattered spines of rock which stab the air from the summit of Mount Longdon at the outer ring of the Stanley defences, the 'toms' of three Para comprehend it is their flip. As they arrange to attack their pursuits - good points code named 'wing forward', 'fly part' and 'full back'- the lads of three Para comprehend they're in for a struggle. earlier than 'zero' a few of them are easily advised to hope.

This, the 1st in a brand new sequence on designated Operations, tells the tale of three Para and the often-neglected fight for Mount Longdon. It used to be a conflict which confirmed the self-discipline, comradeship and professionalism of the paras to the restrict; it was once a conflict which witnessed one other posthumous VC; it became out to be the bloodiest conflict of the complete Falklands crusade.

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Ich selbst wurde im Jahr darauf schwer krank– und das ausgerechnet in den großen Ferien! Ich bekam Scharlach, was meine Eltern sehr alarmierte, denn die jüngste Schwester meines Vaters war im selben Alter an dieser Krankheit gestorben. Ich war ja immer so klein, dünn und schwächlich, und darum atmete die ganze Familie auf, als ich nach vielen Wochen wieder auf den Beinen war und mich um meine Tiere kümmern konnte. Auch von Hunden war ich von klein auf restlos begeistert. Bereits im Alter von drei Jahren bekam ich einen Wachtelhund.

Er aber wurde ganz verlegen und gestand mir, dass er die »Du-Form« nie richtig gelernt habe. Er war ein sehr förmlicher Mensch, hatte wenige Duzfreunde und gebrauchte daher ausnahmslos die Höflichkeitsform. In Lima besuchte ich die deutsch-peruanische Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule. Eigentlich fand der Unterricht meist auf Deutsch statt, doch die damalige Militärregierung legte Wert darauf, dass Fächer wie Geschichte und Länderkunde auf Spanisch gehalten wurden. Ich habe meine Schulzeit als sehr angenehm in Erinnerung, auch wenn die peruanischen Mitschüler aus sehr viel besseren Kreisen stammten.

Jetzt überfliegen wir bei Manaus den Amazonas, der mit seinem weitverzweigten Flussgeäder majestätisch in der Sonne schimmert. Deutlich erkennen wir sein schokoladebraunes Wasser, während wir kurze Zeit darauf über Schwarzwasserflüsse hinwegfliegen, von denen einer, der größte, der Río Negro sein muss. Mein Vater ging, unbeirrbar auf sein Ziel eingestellt, und das hieß Lima. Und Vater wanderte nicht nur– er marschierte und beobachtete gleichzeitig! Er kannte die Tierwelt Südamerikas schon aus dem Studium.

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