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Built in the s, Antrim was primarily designed to deal with the threat from Soviet missiles. In the early months of , she found herself heading south to spearhead the operation to recover South Georgia from the Argentinians. Within days, Parry and his crew were trying to land SAS members on the formidable Fortuna Glacier in a near white-out.


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Buffeted by storm force winds and driving snowstorms, they managed to disembark the men - only to be forced to return the following day when it was clear they couldn't survive the extremely hostile conditions. A few days later, a sombre Parry was releasing the depth charges which disabled an Argentinian sub lurking in the freezing waters of South Georgia. He went on to take part in the landings at San Carlos and experience the intensity of 'Bomb Alley'. Chris Parry's diary is published now for the first time to coincide with the anniversary of the war.

Soon after they single-handedly pursued and fatally wounded a submarine before taking part in terrifying but crucial drop landings under heavy fire. Down South is a hands on, day-by-day account of war fought in the most appalling conditions by men whose grit and fighting spirit overcame all obstacles.

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This important and extraordinary book of recent history will be enjoyed by readers of Antony Beevor and Max Hastings. A graphic description of just how they pulled off a real-life Mission Impossible' Daily Express 'Excellent.

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A fascinating war diary' Daily Telegraph 'Vivid and insightful. Parry excels in revealing the day-to-day challenges of fighting a campaign in hostile surroundings' Financial Times 'A truly gripping historical account' Niall Ferguson 'A priceless contribution to military history. Riveting' Literary Review.

After the Falklands War he had a successful career in the navy, and on promotion to Rear Admiral in he became the Ministry of Defence's Director of Developments, Concepts and Doctrines.

He was appointed a CBE in Now retired from the armed services, he heads a company which specializes in geo-strategic forecasting. He was mentioned in despatches for his part in some of the actions described in this book. Now retired from the armed forces, he heads a company which specializes in geo-strategic forecasting.

For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. By signing up, I confirm that I'm over Soon after they single-handedly pursued and fatally wounded a submarine before taking part in terrifying but crucial drop landings under heavy fire. Down South is a hands on, day-by-day account of war fought in the most appalling conditions by men whose grit and fighting spirit overcame all obstacles.

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This important and extraordinary book of recent history will be enjoyed by readers of Antony Beevor and Max Hastings. A graphic description of just how they pulled off a real-life Mission Impossible' Daily Express 'Excellent. A fascinating war diary' Daily Telegraph 'Vivid and insightful. Parry excels in revealing the day-to-day challenges of fighting a campaign in hostile surroundings' Financial Times 'A truly gripping historical account' Niall Ferguson 'A priceless contribution to military history.


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