The Battle for the Falklands

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Pan Macmillan, May 21, 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  - 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

The Definitive History of the Falklands War

User Review  - Aviation Book Junkie - Borders

Sir Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins have written a masterpiece in "Battle for the Falklands". In a single volume, between the two authors they provide a comprehensive look at the diplomatic efforts and ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Max Hastings is the author of "Overlord" and "Bomber Command" and the coauthor of "Battle for the Falklands." Editor of "The Daily Telegraph, " he lives in London, England.

Simon Jenkins is the editor and designer of www.ship-of-fools.com. He is also the author of "Bible Mapbook" and "The Bible from Scratch".

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