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The Falklands 1982 Book Review

By Angela Youngman Aug 23, 2012, 21:14 GMT

The Falklands 1982  Book Review

On the night of 1-2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led by Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its move against the Falkland Islands. On 3 April British Prime Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher faced an appalled and furious House of Commons to announce that Argentine armed forces had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the men of Royal Marine detachment NP8901; had run up the Argentine flag at Government House; and ...more

The Falklands war of 1982 was a short sharp series of battles on sites ranging from the open, boggy ground of Goose Green to the windswept rocks around Port Stanley. 

It was a brief war but a bloody one. It was fought in appalling conditions and involved night fighting with rifles, bayonets, machine guns and grenades.

The war was no textbook affair - commanders on both sides learned new tactics and techniques.  This book is an excellent analysis and introduction to the war which will be much appreciated by military historians. It is really well illustrated with maps, diagrams and photos.

These are clearly used to support the text and throw extra light upon the campaigns. A good solid, detailed outline of the Falklands Waron land.

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