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Ian McKay - The last VC of the 20th Century
Dimensions:6.14" x 9.21"
Photos:40 b&w photos
Publisher:Pen and Sword Military
Item No. 9781399022637
At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War, 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiments assault has stalled in the face of determined resistance. With his platoon held up by an Argentine machine gun, it falls to Sergeant Ian McKay to act. The machine gun has to be silenced to break the deadlock. Gathering a small group together, Ian McKay leads them in a headlong dash into the teeth of a withering fire. One by one they fall until only McKay is left, charging on alone towards the Argentine gun and a place in history. His was the final act of a man who lived, breathed and was shaped by the Parachute Regiment: an act which earned him a posthumous Victoria Cross. This is the story of Ian McKay: the last British hero of the Twentieth Century.