Wirral Falklands’ veteran publishes updated memoirs
A WIRRAL author who saw action in the Falklands war and Northern Ireland has released an updated version of his memoirs.
Edward Denmark, from Moreton wrote of his experiences in Not for queen and country, which was first published in 1998.
It has now been updated and given a new cover for its kindle launch and Edward said sales are going very well.
He is nearing completion on his second book on his childhood called We spoke in whispers and told the Globe: “You never know when you are writing how your story will be received but I am thrilled with the success I have had in writing.
“I have been honest about the fears and trepidations I felt as we landed on the Falklands.
“It affected me deeply and I now suffer from post-battle stress disorder.
“We hadn’t even got off the ships before the first Argentine jetfighters began attacking with bombs and machine guns.
“I saw people very close to me die and all the while thinking that I would surely never survive.
“The strange thing is I never considered that people back home in Moreton were going about their lives I was so wrapped up in the carnage of war it was all I could do to keep going.
“I am not ashamed to say that there were times that I did cry both out of sheer fear and sorrow at the loss on both sides.
“Some years later I served in Northern Ireland and once again faced tragedy and violence and sadly injured my knees thus ending my Army career.
“I often reflect on those dark days and it makes me grateful that I survived and sorry for those that didn’t in all wars.