John Wilsey

H Jones VC
  • H Jones VC

  • 'A remarkable book - a worthy tribute both to the man John Wilsey calls "an unusual hero" and to the ethos of the British Army in which he lived and died.' John Keegan in his ForewordThis is the biography of the Falklands War hero whose death in the battle for Darwin and Goose Green was one of the turning points in the whole campaign. It is written with the consent of H Jones's widow, Sara, and is published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of his death at the climax of the Falklands War. It is the story of an emblematic but complex war hero whose family history was unusual, whose army life included exposure to most of the military problems which Britain has encountered since the Second World War (including security in Northern Ireland, where H Jones was responsible for the search for Robert Nairac), and whose dramatic death and subsequent posthumous VC symbolised an extraordinary campaign which was truly the end of an era.

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.

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