3 PARA - MOUNT LONGDON - THE BLOODIEST BATTLE by Jon Cooksey

By Jon Cooksey

June 1982, and in the course of a South Atlantic wintry weather, the Falklands warfare is at its peak. The Parachute Regiment has already been in motion - 2 Para securing a difficult fought victory at Darwin-Goose eco-friendly at a heavy rate in killed and wounded together with their CO, Lieutenant Colonel 'H' Jones, later provided a posthumous VC.

Now, weeks later, as they appear up on the lengthy, frost shattered spines of rock which stab the air from the summit of Mount Longdon at the outer ring of the Stanley defences, the 'toms' of three Para comprehend it is their flip. As they arrange to attack their pursuits - positive aspects code named 'wing forward', 'fly part' and 'full back'- the lads of three Para comprehend they're in for a struggle. prior to 'zero' a few of them are easily advised to hope.

This, the 1st in a brand new sequence on targeted Operations, tells the tale of three Para and the often-neglected fight for Mount Longdon. It was once a conflict which validated the self-discipline, comradeship and professionalism of the paras to the restrict; it used to be a conflict which witnessed one other posthumous VC; it became out to be the bloodiest conflict of the total Falklands crusade.

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11. Pintos, op. , page 85. 12. Ibid. 13. , page 86. 14. All foregoing from Ibáñez manuscript, op. cit. 15. Acuña, op. , page 10. 16. , Montevideo, 1944. 17. All foregoing from Ibáñez manuscript, op. cit. ws/blogs/ChrisRedfield 36 A History of Organized Labor in Uruguay and Paraguay 18. El Obrero en Carruajes, periodical of Sociedad Obreros Constructores de Carruajes, Montevideo, May 20, 1911. 19. Pintos, op. , page 102. 20. Interview with Pedro Andrade, onetime member of Federal Council of Federatión Obrera Regional Uruguaya, in Montevideo, October 14, 1946.

Page 314. 138. Pintos, Historia del Uruguay, op. , page 167. 139. Ibáñez’s biography of Frugoni, op. cit. 140. Political Handbook of the World 1935, published for Council of Foreign Relations by Harper and Brothers, New York, 1935. 141. Interview with Delio Troitiño, secretary general of Sindicato de Vendedores de Diarios y Revistas, Socialist, in Montevideo, October 11, 1946. 142. Poblete Troncoso, op. , page 253. 143. , page 252. 144. Interview with Severino Mauro Delgado, secretary of organization of Unión ObreraTextil of UGT, in Montevideo, October 10, 1946.

The latter organization was established in 1920 by Adrián Troitiño. It had a number of strikes, the first in the year of its foundation when it attempted to gain recognition from El Día and José Batlle y Ordóñez, somewhat uncharacteristically, took the lead in the struggle against the union. The second strike had been in 1923 over the issue of giving new vendors one day of rest a week. The third had been for increased pay. The union’s most long, drawn-out walkout was that of 1934. The printing trades workers had struck for a wage increase, and the newsboys’ union (Sindicato de Vendedores de Diarios y Revistas) struck in sympathy.

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