The Untold Story of the Falklands War

"The book they said couldn't be written... About the battle they say never happened"

The First Casualty - Hard Cover


April 2nd 1982 - the day that the Falklands War erupted. Just sixty Royal Marines stood in the way of an armada of Thousands, 8,000 miles from home and with no support. The story that followed was one of a shameful defeat and ignominious surrender. A story which has lasted for 35 years. Now, with first-hand accounts from the Royal Marines themselves, from the Argentine Marines who fought against them and from the people of Stanley who watched the battle rage on their very doorsteps, a new history has emerged. It is the story of an epic and heroic defence on a scale with Rorke's Drift; a story which neither the British nor the Argentine governments wanted told. It is a battle denied; the battle of Stanley, a battle which, we are told, never happened. In 2017, history is about to change.

The First Casualty Inner - Kickstarter

The First Casualty is now available on pre-order for delivery in April 2017. It has been decided by both the author and the men concerned to launch this through a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. We want YOU to be a part of changing this history as much as we all are and have been, and we want this story to carry far and wide. Kickstarter provides the perfect medium for not just pre-order, but for a number of other special deals and exclusive offers as well as well-wishers and supporters who can even donate anonymously to ensuring the greatest coverage of this story around the world. From our first exclusive print run, provided by YOU, we aim to take this story back and make it what it should be. Not the story of cowardice and defeat, but the true story of the battle and the heroism you were no meant to know about. Order your copy of The First Casualty and be a part of a movement which is changing history.


The First Casualty - Quote Mark

A gripping story of action and heroism

Ricky D Phillips has kept the faith with the Royal Marines of NP8901 and given them a voice. Let us hope that the British people and indeed all people of goodwill will now value the efforts made by this band of brothers in 1982 to defend the democratic rights of Falkland Islanders in the face of overwhelming force, without any guidance or military support whatsoever. In all, a gripping story of action and heroism, denied for political convenience and which, I hope, shall change the face and the history of this fascinating conflict for good.'

Declan Power

Author of 'Siege at Jadotville'


Help us print the first edition!

This acclaimed book is a labour of love for Ricky. His passion to make sure these stories are told along with the willingness and openness of the Marines to share their experiences will ensure a new perspective on the Falklands war is heard. To print this first edition we need to raise £5,000 which we are raising through Kickstarter.

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Ricky D Phillips


Ricky D Phillips

Hailing from London and calling Edinburgh home, Ricky D. Phillips is fast becoming one of the most recognisable names in the military history world today. Specialising in overturning the myths or investigating the unknown, from breaking hidden codes to discovering lost battlefields. With a typically fast-paced, action-packed, punchy style, he is known for bringing history to life through the eyes of those who were there. This makes his history easily accessible to the layman, expert and academic alike, whilst taking the reader on a voyage of discovery and laying the evidence bare. A popular name on the lecture circuit in both civilian and military circles, as well as the top military history forums, his decade-long career has been spent in research and investigation and the preparation of nine previously unpublished works prior to "The First Casualty". Now author of the book being termed the most eagerly anticipated and most controversial book of 2017, Ricky D. Phillips is opening the secrets of the Falklands War. A battle which, like Jadotville in 1961, has been omitted from the history books; the battle of Stanley, 'The Rorke's Drift of the South Atlantic'.