The Battle for the Falklands

Kobo ebook | March 22, 2012

byMax Hastings, Simon Jenkins

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The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history – 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government. But it left a chequered aftermath; it was of no wider significance for British interests and taught no lessons. It has since been overshadowed by the two Gulf Wars, however, its political ramifications cannot be overestimated. Max Hastings’ and Simon Jenkins’ account of the conflict is a modern classic of war reportage and the definitive book on the war. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, The Battle for the Falklands is a vivid chronicle of a call to arms and a thoughtful and informed analysis of an astonishing chapter in the history of our times. ‘Skilfully woven with Simon Jenkins’ sharp political passages are Max Hastings’ wonderful dispatches’ Sunday Times

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The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history – 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government. But it left a...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 22, 2012Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0330536761

ISBN - 13:9780330536769

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from War Good some new details but bit heavy on the politics for me. I wanted more from the soldiers ans sailors.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from War Fantastic book. Seems to be well researched and is well written. Provides an accessible history of a conflict that many of us lived through but of which we have never known as much as we might have thought.
Date published: 2014-01-22