General Sir John Wilsey was commissioned into the Devon and Dorset Regiment. During his distinguished career he served in Northern Ireland in every rank bar one, culminating as the GOC from 1990-93. Now retired he wrote the acclaimed biography of Col H Johns VC – The Life and Death of an Unusual Hero (Hutchinson and Arrow (p/b).
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PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword Military
PUBLICATION DATE: 19th May 2011
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation, Audio, Serial
H JONES VC: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN UNUSUAL HERO
This is the biography of the Falklands War hero whose death in the battle for Darwin and Goose Green was one of the turning points in the whole campaign. It is written with the consent of H Jones’s widow, Sara, and is published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of his death at the climax of the Falklands War. It is the story of an emblematic but complex war hero whose family history was unusual, whose army life included exposure to most of the military problems which Britain has encountered since the Second World War (including security in Northern Ireland, where H Jones was responsible for the search for Robert Nairac), and whose dramatic death and subsequent posthumous VC symbolised an extraordinary campaign which was truly the end of an era.
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PUBLICATION DATE: 6 March 2002