BULLETS, BOMBS AND CUPS OF TEA: Further Voices of the by Ken Wharton

By Ken Wharton

This can be Ken Wharton's moment oral background of the Northern eire issues informed back from the point of view of the standard British soldier.

This booklet seems deeper into the clash, applying tales from new members delivering revealing and long-forgotten tales of the concerns from the again streets of the Ardoyne to the bandit nation of South Armagh. Ken Wharton - himself a former soldier - is referred to now and relied on by means of those that served and they're willing for his or her half in Britain's forgotten conflict to now be made public.

For the 1st time, he tells the tales of the 'unseen victims' - the household who sat and dreaded a knock on the door from the military telling them that their friend were killed at the streets of Northern eire. There are extra first hand bills from the Rifleman, the non-public, the Guardsman, the motive force, the Sapper, the Fusilier in the street as they keep in mind the violence, the insults and the surprise of seeing a comrade death on the street in entrance of them. there's an explosive interview with a soldier who killed an IRA gunman who used to be clean from the homicide of 2 Royal Artillerymen.

Building at the large luck of Ken's first publication, this moment quantity will supply lots of new fabric for the reader to reassess afresh the position of Britain's infantrymen in Northern eire.

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