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
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