WAR & PEAS. Intimate Letters from the Falklands War 1982 By Rear Admiral John Lippiett CB MBE

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The iced-up gun in South Georgia, 7 July 1982

Letters backwards and forwards across the 8000 miles separating  families during the Falklands War were the only, and frustratingly sporadic, form of communication.This is a book that will appeal not only to those who were there in the war, and their families back home, but  also to today's servicemen and women.  They, and their loved ones waiting anxiously at home,  will  recognise the sentiments in the letters.  Little has changed in this respect.

It will, however, also appeal to anyone who wonders exactly what it is like to be in a war, how it is organised, and what it means to be in the midst of a conflict that could end in death.  Additionally, it is a fascinating record of what life in the Royal Navy is really like, and what goes on in the daily routine of a warship.

The book paints a vivid picture of naval operations 25 years ago and provides a fascinating insight that will grab readers with no knowledge of either the navy or the sea.

The Royal Naval Museum is mounting a major exhibition on the Falklands War, in which some of John and Jenny's letters are exhibited, and Jenny provides oral history from the perspective of a wife back home.   Learn more at www.royalnavalmuseum.org




A rusty HMS AMBUSCADE returning to Plymouth, July 1982, greeted by the families


The Author's children waving Ambuscade back into Plymouth on return.
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War & Peas  (3 pages on website)