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The Good Soldier Spike and his Fortunes in the Falklands War Wilfred Southall

The Good Soldier Spike and his Fortunes in the Falklands War

Wilfred Southall

Published March 10th 2012
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364 pages
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The Falklands War has broken out and its none of Spikes business. He was discharged from the British army years ago on the grounds that he was mentally subnormal and also profoundly mentally subnormal. Now he’s a waiter aboard the Cunard liner SSMoreThe Falklands War has broken out and its none of Spikes business. He was discharged from the British army years ago on the grounds that he was mentally subnormal and also profoundly mentally subnormal. Now he’s a waiter aboard the Cunard liner SS Canberra enjoying the fruits of peace. But a series of historical accidents lead to the return of ex-Private Spike J to the Parachute Regiment in time for him to intervene in the Falklands Crisis. And Spike is destined to play as important a role in the campaign as Leopoldo Galtieri or Margaret Thatcher. But as Destiny marches on, it doesn’t always go in a straight line. Before he gets the chance to save the San Carlos Landings, Spike must negotiate the shortcomings of an African city’s sewage system when the Task Force stops briefly to refuel in Sierra Leone. And after he has played a major role in the British victory at Goose Green, Spike finds himself deposited in mainland South America by another series of cock-ups of the kind that happen all the time in war. Thus the Good Soldier Spike sets out on a Latin American anabasis, marching steadily northwards in the conviction that all roads lead to the Falkland Islands and he will yet return to his unit in time to take part in the Glorious Licking. But there are thousands of Argentinian soldiers dug-in in the impregnable mountain fastnesses of the Falklands, in strongholds that they could die of old age defending. So who is there is the British Landing Force who could possibly induce the Argentinians to lose the war?