A book by John Fowler on what it was like to live through the Falkland Islands 1982 war from an Islander’s view has been made available in Argentina Translated from its British version ‘1982 and all that’ which has been available on Amazon for Kindle for some time, ‘1982: Difficult Days in the Falklands’ is soon to be available in Spanish thanks to the publishing house Winograd.
Mr. Fowler said he was approached to have the book published in Argentina by two friends, Federico Lorenz and author of ‘Penelope’ Roberto Herrscher.
He had initially only published on Kindle for ease and convenience and it was suggested that the frank account of what had happened in 1982 in the Falklands would fuel the inquisitive population of Argentina who have questions about the War.
Federico Lorenz is considered a progressive thinker whose approach to expanding the knowledge of Argentina to consider the truth about the Falklands, simultaneously challenging the Government, means he has met strong opposition from both extremists and the Government.
“He believes it is time for a different view of the Falklands,” said Mr Fowler.
Mr Lorenz wrote the foreword for the Spanish edition of Mr Fowler’s book and said, “It is a pleasure and an honor to be part of this trip down memory lane and for the future” adding it is a “book worth reading and, personally, it was a wonderful boost.”
He considers John to be purely on the side of the Islanders, “he expresses the view of that ‘third party’ which the official Argentine position recognizes only in terms of its ‘interests’ and whose ‘self-determination’ the British have defended. (PN)