COMPANION TO THE FALKLANDS WAR


COMPANION TO THE FALKLANDS WAR

GREGORY FREMONT-BARNES    Book Number: 86740    Product format: Hardback

A very attractively designed History Press publication with 11 maps printed on black pages and an A-Z thumb index guide to the British involvement in the Falklands conflict. It includes personalities, weapons, battles, ships, places and is the full story of the occupation, fierce air battles, heavy naval losses and bitter encounters between ground forces amidst a hospitable terrain and unforgiving climax. With complex political machinations and nationalistic sentiment at the centre of the conflict, even today the sovereignty of the islands is hotly contested in political circles. This is the first single volume reference on the Falklands War which confines itself to the British aspects of the campaign focussing on military and naval affairs rather than matters political and diplomatic. When Argentine forces descended on 2nd April 1982, Britain faced a daunting challenge - repossessing a territory geographically extremely remote from the UK at a time when most of her resources were not immediately deployable, and second to its ongoing struggle against the nationalistic insurgency in Northern Ireland. Britain was caught completely by surprise in a terrain 8,000 miles away in the South Atlantic. The speed with which Britain launched the first elements of the Task Force mark out its efforts at mounting an expeditionary operation on this scale as both remarkable and impressive. 320pp, well illus.
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ISBN 9780750981774
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