Battle for the Falklands

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Pan Macmillan, 2010 - Falkland Islands War, 1982 - 508 pages
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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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

For a "little" war, the Falklands struggle has turned out some good books (q.v., Sunday Times Insight Team, War in the Falklands), but this one will be hard to top. Hastings (Bomber Command, Das Reich ... Read full review

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User Review  - theboylatham - LibraryThing

Five out of ten. A complete and thorough look at the Falklands war and the causes and consequences of the conflict from a British viewpoint. From the political wranglings to the men on the front line. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Max Hastings, author of over twenty books, has been editor of the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard. He has won many awards for his journalism, particularly his work in the south Atlantic in 1982. Simon Jenkins is an award-winning journalist and author of over fifteen books. He writes for the Guardian and the Sunday Times, as well as broadcasting for the BBC.

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