Through Fire and Water
HMS "Ardent" - The Forgotten Frigate of the Falklands War New edition
By (author) Mark Higgitt
Through Fire and Water by Mark Higgitt
Book DescriptionThe average age of the 200 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, out of the gathering dusk, Ardent came under the most concentrated attack of any ship taking part in the landings. She was hit 17 times in 22 minutes and lost a greater proportion of her men than any other fighting unit in the entire war. So why has the British public forgotten her name? "Through Fire and Water" tells the frigate's story from Christmas 1981 in Amsterdam to her sinking in Falkland Sound - and beyond. It explains what it was like for British sailors in the Falklands and how it felt for those waiting at home for news. It reflects the feeling of despair of those on board as they tried to save their ship and their mates as bomb after bomb came crashing down. In a war so well documented, "Through Fire and Water" is the first book to tell the dramatic true story of the forgotten frigate. Now, 25 years later, it is time to remember the heroic actions of the men on board HMS Ardent.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845962722
(234mm x 153mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Mark Higgitt
Mark Higgitt is a forty-eight-year-old journalist who lives in South Warwickshire with his wife. They have two daughters.
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