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Posted April 13, 2003
a great resource to accompany reading Battle of the Falklands
The book is not exactly what I had expected in terms of a professional military education book. Usually, they are much longer and more detailed, but this was a great source of information for the average military member. It contains very interesting notes and diagrams of the combined arms equipment and personnel involved in the fighting. Fortunately, I had read Battle of the Falklands by Max Hastings and Samuel Jenkins prior to reading this book and understood the type of battle that took place. Many, because of the lack of knowledge in the history of the two countries did not really understand the lethality and ferocity of the men who were fighting. It was 1982 and they were fixing bayonets on a terrain filled with sharp rock and fighting for land that had been in dispute for 150 years. The moral of the story, was Britain, as we can see today, still have well-trained men in their military and it is evident in the Battle of the Falklands that well trained units win wars. I had also used some internet based research papers in educating myself on the battle between Britain and Argentina. I recommend several that can be found on the internet that are written by well-educated and tactically proficient American Military personnel who add a different perspective to the battle. I recommend this book during the reading of the Battle of the Falklands by Max Hastings and Samuel Jenkins. It is a great resource of military order of battle and weaponry.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.