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Thirty years after the Falklands War ‘Secret Millionaire’ Tony Banks is still haunted by his experiences in the South Atlantic. As a member of the crack Parachute Regiment his unit was the first to land on the Falklands and he fought in the bloody first and last battles of the war before liberating Port Stanley.

In this memoir Tony vividly recalls the fighting in the Falklands. He relives the bombing raids in San Carlos bay, the Battle of Goose Green, the Argentinian attack on the Sir Galahad and the Battle of Wireless Ridge. But he also tells of his own battles with Combat Stress and of how three decades on the war is still claiming victims.

He tells the stories of British and Argentine veterans and travels to Argentina to return a war trophy – a trumpet he had taken from a prisoner – to its rightful owner. The return of the trumpet brings closure to both men. And finally Tony returns to the Falklands to lay the ghosts that have haunted him to rest.


A vivid and harrowing first-hand account
Military History Magazine
[A] visceral, fast-paced, no-holds-barred autobiography . . . Strongly recommended
Neil Faulkner, Military History Monthly
A vivid, thoughtful book
Herald magazine
A harrowing first-hand account
Daily Mirror
The battle on the ground is told starkly and emotionally by Tony Banks
John Nott, Daily Telegraph