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Falklands War

Falklands War

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I guess I'm a fan of learning military history from the top down, and largely take the view that commanders and senior officers are more likely to know what happened and why than the people they command. Containing eye witness accounts from those involved in this campaign, telling you the bravery, courage and sacrifice of those men who fought during the conflict.

Alan, one of our blind veterans and trustees, was just 17 when he went to face the Argentines with his fellow Royal Marines.Despite their appearance in one of the most famous images of the war, the triumphant raising of the Falkland Islands’ flag when the islands were liberated, the role of NP8901 has been largely overlooked.

As it was written fairly soon after the conflict, there was not yet much information about the Argentinean side, but the author published a book on this topic later (which I have not read). It's obvious that Middlebrook partially intended this book to memorialize individual British soldiers, naval personnel and distinguished units engaged in the conflict. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity - thousands of men sent overseas for a tiny relic of empire - but the British victory over the Argentinians not only confirmed the quality of British arms but also boosted the political fortunes of Thatcher's Conservative government. New light is shed on the Belgrano affair and startling facts are revealed about other incidents including the high level conduct of the war.

Lavishly illustrated in colour The Unseen Falklands War provides a unique insight into this conflict on the 40th anniversary of the war. The fact that HMS 'Invincible' had a damaged gas turbine engine replaced under the cover of darkness on 5 June 1982 (See Rodney Burden et al, Falklands: The Air War, p. uk - Latest offers and best deals on Military, Combat, Army, Police, Emergency, Safety and Waterproof Boots.

With an excellent account of the battles and the effects of losses and victories at home and abroad, Bicheno brought forth an inside-element to the conflict on a backdrop of political intrigue and espionage. Eminently readable (I finished it in two sittings) and compelling, Bramley’s story resonated with a number of former servicemen who fought in the Falklands War and was later complimented by similar books from James O’Connell (3 Para) and Tony Banks (2 Para) in their own personal accounts. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. I have to wonder if Latin machismo contributed to their underestimating British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. I hope this has become not just a standard work for military historians, but will appeal to new readers who have lost faith in war and diplomacy as experienced in the 21st century, and might value an important point of reference.War is still a matter of discussion as demonstrated by true or invented accounting of the dead (unsupported by Norman's accounts or by the men under his command) and even more so from a political point of view. A first rate account and a very welcome addition to the still relatively small body of literature about the 1982 conflict - especially when it comes to the background and beginning of the Argentine occupation.



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