BULLETS, BOMBS AND CUPS OF TEA: Further Voices of the British Army in Northern Ireland 1969-98
ISBN/ASIN: 190603334X,9781906033347 | 2009 | English | epub | 544/0 pages | 4.30 Mb
Publisher: Helion | Author: Ken Wharton
This is Ken Wharton's second oral history of the Northern Ireland troubles told again from the perspective of the ordinary British soldier.
This book looks deeper into the conflict, utilising stories from new contributors providing revealing and long-forgotten stories of the troubles from the back streets of the Ardoyne to the bandit country of South Armagh. Ken Wharton – himself a former soldier – is now known and trusted by those who served and they are keen for their part in Britain's forgotten war to now be made public.
For the first time, he tells the stories of the 'unseen victims' – the loved ones who sat and dreaded a knock at the door from the Army telling them that their loved one had been killed on the streets of Northern Ireland. There are more first hand accounts from the Rifleman, the Private, the Guardsman, the Driver, the Sapper, the Fusilier on the street as they recall the violence, the insults and the shock of seeing a comrade dying in the street in front of them. There is an explosive interview with a soldier who killed an IRA gunman who was fresh from the murder of two Royal Artillerymen.
Building on the huge success of Ken's first book, this second volume will provide plenty of new material for the reader to reconsider afresh the role of Britain's soldiers in Northern Ireland.