H. Jones VC

H. Jones VC

by John Wilsey (Author)


This is the biography of the H. Jones VC, a Falklands War hero whose death in the battle for Darwin had huge significance and was one of the turning points for the whole campaign. It is the story of an emblematic but complex war hero whose family history was surprising, whose army life included exposure to most of the military problems which Britain has encountered since the World War II, including security in Northern Ireland. His dramatic death and subsequent posthumous VC symbolized an extraordinary campaign which was truly the end of an era. Including much new material, this biography was written with the help of H. Jones's widow and is introduced by Sir John Keegan.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Hutchinson
Published: 06 Mar 2002

ISBN 10: 0091793556
ISBN 13: 9780091793555
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Author Bio
General Sir John Wilsey GCB CBE DL, left the Army in 1996 as C-in-C Land Command. In this capacity he was responsible for commanding and delivering the operational capability of the British Army worldwide. He has also been Joint Commander of operations in the former republic of Yugoslavia and GOC Northern Ireland. He has taught at Sandhurst and was a close friend of H. Jones. He is now Chairman of Western Provident, Vice-Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea and Chairman of Salisbury Cathedral Council. This is his first book.