A Winter in Belfast, a new book by Dave Ellis

A Winter in Belfast is a frank diary transcript of a young officer’s experiences in The Parachute Regiment during a tour of duty in Belfast in the winter of 1976-77. 

His hard-hitting account captures the reality of the daily lives of 10 Platoon D Company 2 PARA – the sad, the funny, the boredom and the ridiculous. Though the violence was less intense than in previous years, daily shootings and endless riots being a thing of the past, the frequent bombings and shootings meant that the toll of dead and wounded soldiers, police and civilians continued to mount. 

See this book in the ABN book list