With the anniversary of the 1982 Falklands War, the club is proud to offer our Members an unsurpassed account of the conflict from Major-General Julian Thompson OBE.
If you read only one account of the Falklands War – this is the book you should read. No Picnic has been described by The Guardian as the “cornerstone work” and “gold standard” given the author recounts the campaign in his capacity as the Brigadier who masterminded the amphibious assault in liberating the Falklands. Under his direct command were the Royal Marine Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment who conducted the lion’s share of the fighting.
This new edition is a beautifully crafted, fluent and fresh account of the war – no-one is better qualified to tell the extraordinary story of the re-taking of the Falkland Islands from the Argentines. The author, now a celebrated military historian, has revised his early book and added for this 25 Anniversary edition more of his own personal thoughts and impressions.
It is all too easy to overlook just how perilous and risky a venture this expedition to the depths of the Southern Hemisphere was. Victory and defeat hung in the balance. Even those who feel they know about this most remarkable of wars will learn more from reading this classic account.
No Picnic can be wholeheartedly recommended for its graphic description of a short, brutal but happily successful campaign by one who was at the centre of the action and each copy comes signed by the Major-General Thompson.
RRP £12.99 excluding postage. CCUK £9 including postage.
If you are interested in this book, we recommend you also buy The Red & Green Life Machine by Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly OBE who was the personal physician of Major-General Thompson at the time of the conflict and gives a medical and very human view of this facinating war. Code RG01RJ01