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by Ken Wharton

eBook The Bloodiest Year: British Soldiers in Northern Ireland 1972, In Their Own Words ePub
Author: Ken Wharton
Language: English
ISBN: 0752459066
ISBN13: 978-0752459066
Publisher: The History Press (July 11, 2011)
Pages: 256
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 285
Formats: mbr doc lrf docx
ePub file: 1282 kb
Fb2 file: 1874 kb

Ken Wharton is a former soldier who served five years in an infantry unit, including two tours of Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

Ken Wharton is a former soldier who served five years in an infantry unit, including two tours of Northern Ireland during the Troubles. A really good book on what amounted to a war without the government calling it one. I wonder if in twenty years it'll be the same for afghanistan.

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1972 was the bloodiest year of an already bloody conflict played out on the streets of Northern Ireland

1972 was the bloodiest year of an already bloody conflict played out on the streets of Northern Ireland.

Written from the perspective of the British soldier, The Bloodiest Year chronicles the worst year of the Troubles. In 1972 a shocking total of 172 soldiers died as a direct consequence of the insanity that would grip Ulster for almost 30 years. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The Bloodiest Year 1972: British Soldiers in Northern Ireland, in their Own Words by Ken Wharton (Paperback, 2017). Brand new: lowest price.

He examines almost every single death during that year, and names the men behind the violence, many of whom now hold high office in the country they tried to so hard to break apart.

Ken Wharton captures the authentic voice of the British soldier at the height of what is generally known as the Irish .

Ken Wharton captures the authentic voice of the British soldier at the height of what is generally known as the Irish Troubles but was in fact a war. In this chronicle of some of the darkest days of that war, Wharton skilfully weaves in the experiences of the ordinary squaddie with those of civilians and relatives. A master storyteller, he produces a rich and magnificent tapestry. Nobody does Northern Ireland like Ken and nobody tries harder to tell the stories of the men that soldiered and died, policed and patrolled, cried and bled, or lived and wept on the Emerald Isle than he.

1972 was the bloodiest year of an already bloody conflict played out on the streets of Northern Ireland

1972 was the bloodiest year of an already bloody conflict played out on the streets of Northern Ireland. Over twelve months the country was rocked by the atrocities of Bloody Friday and the Claudy bombing, civilian casualties mounted, and the soldiers of the British Army were caught between the factions. 169 servicemen died that year, their deaths unnoticed at home except by their loved ones, fighting a forgotten war on British soil.

Ken Wharton (born 21 June 1950) is an English writer and former British soldier who has written a series of non-fictional books on the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

This book continues Ken Wharton's epic journey through the Troubles in Northern Ireland, viewed primarily through the eyes of the British . The Bloodiest Year: British Soldiers in Northern Ireland, in their Own Words.

This book continues Ken Wharton's epic journey through the Troubles in Northern Ireland, viewed primarily through the eyes of the British Army squaddies on the ground. 1972 was the bloodiest year of an already bloody conflict played out on the streets of Northern Ireland.

1972 was the bloodiest year of an already bloody conflict played out on the streets of Northern Ireland. For more than twelve months the country was rocked by the atrocities of Bloody Friday and the Claudy bombing, civilian casualties mounted, and the soldiers of the British Army were caught between the factions. One hundred and sixty-nine servicemen died that year, their deaths unnoticed at home except by their loved ones, fighting a forgotten war on British soil. In The Bloodiest Year, Ken Wharton, a former soldier who did two tours of Northern Ireland, tells the story of the worst year of the Troubles through the accounts of the men who patrolled the streets of Belfast and Londonderry, who saw their comrades die and walked with death themselves. He examines almost every single death during that year, and names the men behind the violence, many of whom now hold high office in the country they tried to so hard to break apart.
Alsanadar
Going back almost forty years Ken Wharton brings a factual, detailed account of one of the toughest years in recent British history when British soldiers were on the streets of their own cities in theory "In support of the civil powers" but actually fighting an undeclared civil war with vast sections of the two major cities beyond the policing capabilities of the RUC. The background to the situation in Ulster in the early 1970s is not to be found here, there are many other writers who can provide opinion and comment, this is a simple day by day report on what was really going on told in a very effective manner without any rancour.
The soldiers deployed, some of whom were from the cities being destroyed around them, were professionals , often learning as they went along but doing an amazing job in a hostile environment. Ken Wharton manages to convey such all of this in an unemotional way that captures perfectly the role fo the military at that time.
Gindian
Stories from the squaddies.
Gigafish
This book is the fourth by Ken Wharton, and has proven just as exciting and well done as the preceeding three. I highly recommend them all if you are interested in the Troubles in NI.
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