Publication Date: 1 Mar 2007
In 1982 Private Ken Lukowiak served with 2 Para in the Falklands. He was away from home for little more than eight weeks, yet the experience of war was to change his life for ever.
Ten years passed before he was able to write about this brief period in his life. In those ten years he was brought face to face with the legacy of his Parachute Regiment training and with the knowledge that he had seen many men die – some of whom he himself had killed.
From the voyage ‘down South’ on the MV Norland, from Goose Green to Fitzroy and the anti-climactic journey home Lukowiak illustrates the madness and black comedy of the soldier’s world. He tells his painfully honest story in spare and brutal language and is both profound and often profoundly shocking.