The Captain's Steward: Falklands, 1982
Barrie Fieldgate was the Captain's steward onboard the Royal Navy frigate HMS Broadsword, which operated in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War. His diary charts the progress of the war, as he was aware of it as an ordinary sailor.
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