Green-Eyed Boys
Adrian Weale

Green-Eyed Boys

In the Falkland Islands War of 1982, Mount Longdon was the bloodiest battle, during which the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment lost more than twenty dead and 50 wounded. In the aftermath, controversy began to arise: had the British plan been adequate for the task? Even more disturbing were dark tales of the execution of POWs, and the mutilation of Argentine dead. In the mid-1990s, Scotland Yard launched a full-scale - but ultimately inconclusive – enquiry into events surrounding the battle and although prima facie evidence of the murder of at least one Argentinean prisoner was uncovered, no charges were ever brought.

In Green-Eyed Boys, Adrian Weale and Christian Jennings investigate the culture of violence of 3 Para, provide the first comprehensive and Adrian Weale authoritative account of the battle, and name two British soldiers, one dead and one very much alive, responsible for committing war crimes. A vivid and exciting read, ‘Green-Eyed Boys’ was nominated in 2003 by ‘Soldier’ magazine as one of the ‘ten best books ever written about the British Army’.

Book Details:

  • Author: Adrian Weale
  • Published Year: 1996
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Harper Collins

Adrian Weale

Adrian Weale was born in London in 1964 and educated at the Latymer Upper School, York University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He served for several years as a military intelligence officer in the regular Army, before leaving to pursue a career as a writer and historian. Since then he has written eight non-fiction books under his own name, and ghost written several more, primarily for former Special Forces personnel. In addition, he has written widely for the UK national press and is a regular broadcaster on BBC TV and radio, specialising in military and intelligence related ...
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Book Reviews

  • "A pungent, raw account of war at the sharp end. It is gripping, vivid stuff."
    Lawrence James, Daily Mail