Falklands War Poetry
Falklands War Poetry Edited by David Roberts
Poetry from the Falklands War of 1982 by those who fought to defend or attack the islands and those who lived there. A powerefu insight into what happened and the little known and seldom reported lingering trauma suffered by servicemen.
Fascinatin, moving and important poems.
Modern war poets who deserve to be heard
An exceptional poetry book, wide-ranging in its explorations
It contains not only vivid records of personal experiences, but ranges into the present and past political situation in Argentina, and the ongoing personal consequences for those who risked all to defend the British islands.
● We hear from a fourth generation Falkland Islander who expresses her appreciation and affection for the islands, and gratitude for the courage and sacrifice of those who fought to save the islands.
● British soldiers and sailors tell of their extraordinary experiences as they battled to win the war.
● We learn in frank detail of the traumatic effects of the war on many soldiers.
● Soldiers’ wives tell of the lingering effects of the war on their families.
● From Argentina, we hear from two soldiers and a range of writers from across the political spectrum. It becomes clear that many Argentines feel that any idea of taking over the islands should be forgotten.
Edited by David Roberts
130 pages Hardback book 8"x 5" approx.
ISBN 978-0-952 8969-5-1
Saxon Books £14.99 (UK)