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The announcement of the imminent withdrawal of the British Royal Navy's ice patrol ship HMS Endurance in early 1982 prompted the Argentinian Junta in Buenos Aires to plan a military grab of the Falklands-a siege they assumed would succeed with little resistance. Such an adventure was attractive as a distraction for the Argentine public at a time of political unease. In April the Junta, led by Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri, made its move. This fascinating book examines the history, organization and equipment of the Argentine forces that battled for control of this remote British outpost.
About the Author
Nicholas van der Bijl served with the British Army in the Falklands War and has also written Elite 57: The Royal Marines 1939-93. He lives and works in Somerset. Paul Hannon is based in London and is a highly experienced military artist who has produced artwork for several Osprey volumes, including MAA 169: Resistance Warfare and MAA 156: The Royal Marines.