The Falklands War 1982

The Falklands War 1982

by Duncan Anderson

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ISBN-13: 9781472809964
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/06/2014
Series: Guide to... , #15
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 7 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Chronology7
Background to war: Tango and tea dance: Argentine and British misperceptions11
Warring sides: Race to the islands: Argentina and Britain deploy their forces22
Outbreak: 'Gotcha!' The sinking of the Belgrano35
The fighting: From 'Bomb Alley' to Mt Harriet41
Portrait of a soldier: Comrades and companeros69
The world around war: Preparing for the Third World War72
Portrait of a civilian: An islander's ordeal: The diary of John Smith78
How the war ended: The mind of Menendez83
Conclusion and consequences: Thatcher's triumph: It was a famous victory88
Select bibliography93
Index94

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