Amphibious Assault Falklands: The Battle of San Carlos Water [NOOK Book]

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Since he was in charge of the amphibious operations in the Falklands War, it goes without saying that there is no one better qualified to tell the story of that aspect of the campaign than Commodore Michael Clapp.

Here he describes, with considerable candor, some of the problems met in a Navy racing to war and finding it necessary to recreate a largely abandoned operational technique in a somewhat ad hoc fashion. During the time it took to 'go...
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Amphibious Assault Falklands: The Battle of San Carlos Water

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Overview

Since he was in charge of the amphibious operations in the Falklands War, it goes without saying that there is no one better qualified to tell the story of that aspect of the campaign than Commodore Michael Clapp.

Here he describes, with considerable candor, some of the problems met in a Navy racing to war and finding it necessary to recreate a largely abandoned operational technique in a somewhat ad hoc fashion. During the time it took to 'go south' some sense of order was imposed and a not very well defined command structure evolved, this was not done without generating a certain amount of friction.

He tells of why San Carlos Water was chosen for the assault and the subsequent inshore operations. Michael Clapp and his small staff made their stand and can claim a major role in the defeat of the Argentine Air and Land Forces.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781596319
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Publication date: 4/16/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,169,535
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

MICHAEL CLAPP is co-author of a report on defence policy to be published this month by the UK National Defence Association
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Table of Contents

Prologue 1
1 The Cyclone Strikes 21
2 Planning and Training 59
3 Advance to Contact 95
4 Assault 132
5 The Game's On 156
6 New Boys 191
7 Final Preparations 208
8 The Prize 235
9 The Aftermath 266
App. 1 The Principles of War 279
App. 2 The Staff of CTG 317.0 281
App. 3 Task Group 317.0 284
App. 4 A Ministry of Defence discussion 287
Index 290
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