The Falklands War 1982

Overview

The Argentine invasion of the Falklands in 1982 sparked national outrage and Britain felt she had to avenge the humiliation and protect her own. This volume explores both the military and political dimensions of this important conflict, including detailed accounts of the air / sea battle, the Battle for San Carlos Water, Goose Green, Mt Harriet, Tumbledown and many others. It explains how success in the Falklands set the stage for the years of Thatcher's dominance, and restored British prestige. Including first ...

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Overview

The Argentine invasion of the Falklands in 1982 sparked national outrage and Britain felt she had to avenge the humiliation and protect her own. This volume explores both the military and political dimensions of this important conflict, including detailed accounts of the air / sea battle, the Battle for San Carlos Water, Goose Green, Mt Harriet, Tumbledown and many others. It explains how success in the Falklands set the stage for the years of Thatcher's dominance, and restored British prestige. Including first hand accounts from both soldiers and civilians, this is an interesting and thoroughly up to date appraisal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841764221
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/2/2002
  • Series: Essential Histories Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 487,879
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Anderson is head of the Department of War Studies at Sandhurst. His main interests are military and diplomatic history, from the mid eighteenth century to the present. His books include ‘Modern Military Elites’ (1993), ‘D Day’ (1994), ‘The Battle for Manila’ (with John Pimlott and Richard Connaughton, 1995), ‘The World at War’ (1999) and the ‘Fall of the Reich’ (2000). His battlefield tours conducted for both the British and American armies include Salamanca, Waterloo, the Somme, El Alamein, Normandy and the Falklands.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Chronology 7
Background to war: Tango and tea dance: Argentine and British misperceptions 11
Warring sides: Race to the islands: Argentina and Britain deploy their forces 22
Outbreak: 'Gotcha!' The sinking of the Belgrano 35
The fighting: From 'Bomb Alley' to Mt Harriet 41
Portrait of a soldier: Comrades and companeros 69
The world around war: Preparing for the Third World War 72
Portrait of a civilian: An islander's ordeal: The diary of John Smith 78
How the war ended: The mind of Menendez 83
Conclusion and consequences: Thatcher's triumph: It was a famous victory 88
Select bibliography 93
Index 94
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