Bomb Alley: Aboard HMS Antrim at war

Bomb Alley: Aboard HMS Antrim at war

by David Yates




This is the untold story of the Falklands War as experienced by a below-decks seaman on one of the most important ships to be dispatched to the South Atlantic. It is a no-holds-barred account as seen through the eyes of a Royal Navy matelot.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844156245
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 04/10/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vii
Foreword     ix
The Laughing Sailor     1
Where The Hell Are The Falklands?     7
HMS Antrim     13
The Last Runs Ashore     24
Off To War     38
Crossing The Line     56
Heading South     70
The Tank     83
South Georgia     87
Black Day at Grytviken     98
The 'Three Bears'     106
Total Exclusion Zone     121
Fanning Head     130
Bomb Alley Day     137
Licking our Wounds and Losing More Ships     148
Task Force Ferry Boat     155
South Georgia Guard Ship     163
We Want to Go Home     169
Homeward Bound     175
Lucky Antrim's Homecoming     185
Home Again     193
Glossary     200
Naval Cook's Glossary     203
Naval Nicknames     206
Index     209

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