Through Fire and Water: HMS Ardent: the Forgotten Frigate of the Falklands :: Mark Higgitt soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!
Edinburgh & London: Mainstream Publishing, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Further reading list; Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Roll of honour; Glossary;
From the cover: The average age of the 199 men on board HMS Ardent was 23 in May 1982 when she made a lonely midnight run into Falkland Sound, an hour ahead of the British amphibious group about to retake the Islands. In the crucial hours that followed, her naval gunfire support kept enemy troops and aircraft pinned down at Goose Green and Darwin. Despite a few scares it all looked good. Until 5.44 p.m.
At that precise moment, close to the sanctuary of darkness, Ardent came under the most concentrated attack of any ship taking part in the landings. She was hit 17 times in the space of 22 minutes and one in…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners’ name & date to the head of title page.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 402 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
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