British Commando George Thomsen's action-filled account of combat during the Falklands War. Seen through the eyes of Section Commander George Thomsen, this inspiring first-hand account, tells of the tension-packed lead up, and the heroic stand, by a tiny band of brothers on one of the most inhospitable islands on the planet - South Georgia. They fought alone - besieged, isolated, and against an overwhelming invasion force - and yet had the enemy reeling on the ropes. This is the story of true British grit, sheer bloody-mindedness, professionalism and ingenuity. The Royal Marines' courageous action on that extraordinary day changed the balance of the South Atlantic war. This was a modern-day Rorke's Drift when world events literally took too few too far. Twenty-five years after these events took place, this is George Thomsen's true story, as told to Malcolm Angel.
George Thomsen was in the Royal Marines for twelve years. He now owns his own high-end audio manufacturing business and lives in Poole. Malcolm Angel was born a Londoner but grew up in Dorset where he lives with his wife Anne. His varied career has led him from employment in advertising and media in the head office of a holiday camp company, to a spell in the motor industry, before branching out into his own family business. He is a designer and planning consultant and has worked for many years in theatre management. He was a Mayor at the age of 38, is a first dan in British Tomiki Aikido and a member of the exclusive Thursday Writers.
Acknowledgements George's Thoughts Preface March 25th 1982 Chapter 1 April 1981; NP 8901 Have Landed Chapter 2 Hurry Up And Wait Chapter 3 In Cold Blood Chapter 4 Hearts And Minds Chapter 5 Round The Table Chapter 6 Enter The Pigs Chapter 7 The Glory Hour Chapter 8 A Brush With The Junta Chapter 9 The Rich And The Dead Chapter 10 Guns in Doorways Chapter 11 A Revealing Flight Chapter 12 Battle Fitness Chapter 13 Swimming With Penguins Chapter 14 Christmas 1981 Chapter 15 February 1982: The Swan Run Chapter 16 The Men For The Job Chapter 17 Chipping Off Chapter 18 The Eagle's Nest Chapter 19 A Drink With 'The Bear' Chapter 20 Red Alert Chapter 21 A Voice Across The Ocean Chapter 22 Force 11 Chapter 23 The Last Supper Chapter 24 Cold Steel Chapter 25 Enter The Predator Chapter 26 Firefight Epilogue Glossary