Contact - With the Parachute Regiment in Northern Ireland by A.F.N. Clarke

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This is a second-hand copy of the book Contact - With the Parachute Regiment in Northern Ireland by A.F.N. Clarke.

Condition: This is a used book in good condition. The dustjacket has shelf-wear and sun fading to the spine - see photos.

Publisher: Secker & Warburg
Year: 1983
ISBN: 0436099985
Format: Hardback with dustjacket
Pages: 160
Condition: Used (Good)

AFN Clarke's best-selling and controversial memoir CONTACT is a raw, visceral, "no-holds-barred" account of combat from one of the men we paid to kill. When first published it caused a furore for its devastating honesty and chilling revelations. Clarke takes us into the private world of soldiers operating under extreme stress and living each day with their senses on high alert. Where the enemy wears no uniform and shoots from the shadows, and the bomber's trip-wire is an ever-present nightmare. We experience their emotions, fear, courage, humour, bravado and the anguish of death. In this powerful classic, Clarke vividly recounts his experiences of two tours in Northern Ireland (in Belfast and Crossmaglen) as a Platoon Commander with Britain's elite Parachute Regiment during the blood-soaked 1970s. The dangers, political agendas and religious roots underlying the conflict are eerily and heartbreakingly similar to Iraq and Afghanistan today, where soldiers are ordered to hold the lines in an ancient quarrel they have little affinity for, but whose consequences are deadly. 

 

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