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Falklands War

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At the same time, for the British, the reconquest of the islands represented an important step in trusting a government in a time of crisis. The Unseen Falklands War portrays in images, almost all of which are previously unpublished, the Argentinian occupation of the Falklands and give an overview of the conditions in which both sides fought the land war. On 1 April 1982 the Argentinian junta invaded the Falkland Islands, while the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment was on leave. The collection, almost certainly the largest of its kind in the world, spans all the major events of the war.

Above all, it is a tribute to a band of brothers who, taking their nickname as a badge of honour, fought, cursed and laughed together, to win through on those ‘ringing plains of windy Troy. The Falklands War was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Containing eye witness accounts from those involved in this campaign, telling you the bravery, courage and sacrifice of those men who fought during the conflict. The Argentinians didn't cooperate with the author, so there isn't as much in the book from their perspective but Middlebrook tries to be as objective as possible. Why did Britain and Argentina go to war over a wintry archipelago that was home to an unprofitable colony?Daniel Kon’s book, “Los Chicos de la Guerra” (The boys of the war) was billed as the book that even the junta couldn’t ban, and became over time the mainstay of our understanding of the true face of the war from the Argentine perspective. All the Exocet attacks on the Battle Group are included, culminating with the desperate fight to save the ship, which came perilously close to sinking. It is a great tribute to the rotary branches in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force and John was integral part of developing them into what they are today. My part in all this was to recover some of the guns whilst stationed on the Islands and later, as the MOD staff officer responsible for Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) for the RAF, I got to know these weapons well. This book shares detailed, first-hand accounts of the experiences and actions of those involved in the conflict, along with reflections on events 40 years on.

Following on from Nick's book My Friends the Enemy this new book seeks to show in a pictorial way the Falklands War in a new and absorbing way. But above all it's an honest account of the hopes and fears (not least of the British media) of a senior commander at war. The fighting on land was crucial to success: navies can lose wars, but only land forces can win them. seemed in Argentinian eyes to confirm their belief that some damage had been inflicted on the 'Invincible' during 30 May. The book covers: preparation and departure; at sea; planners and hoaxers; Ascension Island; and HMS Intrepid in "bomb alley".

It shows how quickly the situation can change during conflict and the need for personnel to react quickly and look out for one another. This book is thoroughly recommended reading for anyone interested in the Falklands War or even the 'behind the scenes' of modern conflicts.

To read this new account of the Naval Party and especially the detail of their initial defence to the invasion I found especially interesting and one I couldn't put down until I had finished the whole book.For a full understanding of what it took to win this war there will be no better account to read than this. With maps, never before seen photographs (including the destroyed armoured vehicles, since found, which were always denied) and full lists of both sides involved, The First Casualty takes the entire Falklands War at a glance and shows us that, as with its forebears above, the first casualty of war really is the truth. in the English version) in which Bramley described the execution of three American Mercenaries in Argentine service after the battle of Mount Longdon. Alan, one of our blind veterans and trustees, was just 17 when he went to face the Argentines with his fellow Royal Marines.



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