This is a raw look at the combat life of British soldiers (paratroopers) in their battles with the Irish of Ulster. What got to me was the hard life these British volunteer soldiers had to endure in their support of Britain. I doubt that many of these soldiers enlisted specifically to fight the Irish yet that is what they had to do.
The despair and tribulations the paratroopers faced in their daily patrols is haunting. I honestly could feel the cold, the rain, the mud, etc. Kudos to the author for putting down his emotions for those of us that can only imagine the totality of life on patrol.