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by Tony McNally

Missile operator Tony McNally had a vital job in the Falklands - to protect the British ships and men from air attack by the fearless and desperate Argentinian pilots. 'Watching Men Burn' is his gripping, moving, and occasionally funny story of army life - and of the dreadful realities of war.
Download Watching Men Burn: A Soldier's Story epub
ISBN: 0955285453
ISBN13: 978-0955285455
Category: History
Subcategory: Arctic & Antarctica
Author: Tony McNally
Language: English
Publisher: Monday Books; UK ed. edition (July 1, 2007)
Pages: 272 pages
ePUB size: 1745 kb
FB2 size: 1205 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 848
Other Formats: mbr lit doc azw

This is an incredibly important book to read for anyone wanting to understand the complexities of the Falkland's War. But this is also a great book for understanding the impact of war and conflict on soldiers. Tony gives a powerful, personal account of the kind of survivor guilt, hyper-vigilance and distress that so many soldiers experience...and that health care providers (including psychotherapists) too often dismiss or don't know how to treat. I am looking forward to reading his newest book that I just ordered.
Follows up a soldier's life after the Falklands war and the effect PTSD had on his life. It takes great courage for someone to bare their soul and in doing so, the author has earn my respect and sympathy.
This is definitely a book worth reading.
This book is Tony McNally's story... a British Army gunner in a Rapier battery, he witnessed war first-hand when his unit was sent to fight in the Falklands following the Argentine invasion of that British outpost in the South Atlantic. The Rapier surface-to-air missile system proved to be prone to failure, at least partially due to the rough handling it got on the way to the Falklands. Despite some spectacular failures of the system in "Bomb Alley" against a variety of Argentine aircraft it was later sent to support a landing further around the island... and McNally was forced to watch helplessly as the weapon refused to engage an Argentine attack aircraft which managed to bomb the transport Sir Galahad, killing dozens of British soldiers. McNally's painful journey after that event, which took him in and out of the Army and from job to job, shows the pain and anguish of victims of PTSD; his writing is colorful, ugly, even vulgar at times but honest about his experiences. Well-illustrated with photographs.
This is a good book. Well written and gives a nice, detailed look into the work done by Rapier missile operators during the Falklands.

The best part however is the authors accounts of the psychological problems suffered by war veterans. Well worth checking out.