A Falkland Islander’s Wartime Journal

Surviving the Siege

Graham Bound

This is a detailed account of the Falklands war, in particular the siege of Stanley, from an islander's point of view.
Date Published :
April 2022
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
32 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781399088671
Pages : 248
Dimensions : 9.1 X 6.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$49.95

Overview
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Port Stanley was the tiny capital of a British colony known to few beyond the world of stamp collecting. But then, suddenly, in April 1982, it was the place-name on everyone’s lips. The outcome of a war, for which Britain had mobilized its most powerful task force since 1945, would be decided by the flag which flew over the corrugated iron and timber cottages of Stanley. The town became the epicenter of a ferocious conflict.

Many islanders left the town following the invasion. But a few hundred remained. Among them was Graham Bound, who was then the editor of the Islands' only newspaper. This book is based on his journal, written during the occupation and siege. Such was the intensity of the fighting for the town, that the Ministry of Defence in London announced that it would be on the receiving end of “the heaviest artillery bombardment since the Korean War”.

The journals were stored, untouched and unread, for 39 years, before the author rediscovered them and prepared them for publication. Among the notebooks were unprocessed photographs that he took at the time. Some of these never-before seen photos are published in this book.

This is a detailed account of the Falklands war, in particular the siege of Stanley, from an islander's point of view.

About The Author
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Graham Bound was born in the Falklands, and returned there to see for himself the profound ways in which his homeland has changed. He considers what islanders have gained and lost, the challenges they face and why they may soon be at the centre of another South Atlantic crisis.

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