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Still Watching Men Burn

Fighting The PTSD War
Narrated by: Arthur Grey
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: History, Military
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British soldier Tony McNally had a vital job in the Falklands - as a Rapier missile operator, his job was to protect the British ships and men from air attack by the fearless and desperate Argentinian pilots. His war went well when he shot down two Argentine jets - until June 8, 1982 when McNally and his Rapier system were dug in on the hillside overlooking Port Pleasant near Fitzroy, wrongly referred to as ‘Bluff Cove’, providing Air Defence cover for the RFA Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram LSL’s , as they sat waiting to off-load hundreds of soldiers. 

Suddenly,Argentine A4 Skyhawks screamed into the bay loaded with 500Ib bombs... and McNally's system failed. He and his detachment watched, helpless, as bombs rained down on the defenceless ships. Fifty men of the Welsh Guards lost their lives and many others - famously including Simon Weston - were horribly burned. McNally's life changed in that moment. He left the army after the war and - though he re-enlisted and even volunteered for Northern Ireland - he was riddled by guilt and plagued by nightmares and flashbacks of that awful day.

Still Watching Men Burn is updated from Watching Men Burn and covers his journey back to the Falklands Islands Pilgrimage in 2007 and his ongoing personal battle with mental health up to 2016.

©2016 / 2017 Tony McNally (P)2017 Tony McNally

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This book give us a glimpse of a soldier's life, and how they cope with their love ones and PTSD.

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  • 02-16-18

I should have read this book earlier

As a former soldier in a sister regiment at the same time as tony I told tony I didn't want to read it as it would be to disturbing and it is but I am glad I read it as I now know I think I have a better understanding of ptsd than I did before this is something everyone should try to do

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-08-18

A must for anyone interested in PTSD

What brave, honesty. Can't applaud the author enough. Listened to the whole thing in two sittings. Will definitely listen to again.

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  • 07-09-19

Funny, dark, emotional

I was gripped from the off. As an ex RA soldier, I could relate to everything from the start. From basic training to joining the unit. After that I was taken on an emotional ride to the Falkland and a soldiers eye view of the conflict. So many experiences in such a short conflict which would leave many carrying emotional baggage for the rest of their lives. Tony story is a heartfelt account of his service to the country and the battle with PTSD after leaving the service. Read it and live his battles with him. I did and don’t regret it for a moment. Thanks for your service, Tony and I hope your ongoing struggles are getting easier. #lestweforget