368 pages, 2019
Vincent Bramley's account of his experiences in the Falklands War is universal by nature and transcends time and place. Stories like this are rarely committed to paper, and never so candidly. Mount Longdon: The Argentine Occupation of the Highest Hill in the Falkland Islands, written by a private at the time, will stand as a testament to common soldiers throughout history, caught up in wars not of their own making, and how they cope—or fail to cope—with fatigue, fear, aggression, carnage, and death.
It is filled with both compassion for his comrades and brutality almost equally. Most of all it is a story of confusion—confusion in battle and confusion in the heart and soul of an ordinary man.