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Falklands War

Falklands War

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seemed in Argentinian eyes to confirm their belief that some damage had been inflicted on the 'Invincible' during 30 May. rewards readers with a highly readable yet harrowing account, rife with defeat, disappointment, tragedy, and eventual triumph set against the stormy waters of the South Atlantic.

This is the book the late Graham Greene managed to read in manuscript form on his way to Moscow to visit his old friend Kim Philby. Initially despised as anti-Argentine propaganda, “Los Chicos” has now become one of the most famous ‘from the other side’ books in military history and compulsory reading in Argentine schools. Well written in easy prose telling the story of the Bootnecks who were on The Falklands for the greater part of the action.Personally I am not a fan of retrospective medal awards, and sadly the opportunity for recognition has passed. This said, the book remains an excellent insight and an indispensable addition to any Falklands War library. No parachutes – instead a journey of 8000 miles on a North Sea ferry to deliver the battalion into battle.

I was a serving RN Officer in April 1982 and was always surprised that the actions of the very brave Royal Marine detachment NP8901 did not have their story better told at the time. Reviewers reacted violently: they thought it was offensive and questioned national values and the legitimacy of the war. For me, I found the 1) sovereignty history of the Falklands and 2) the mechanical/logistic problems of equipment to be most interesting. I have immensely enjoyed reading this high octane account of life as an operational Royal Navy Wasp and Lynx Pilot. Briefly covers the political context and opening moves, and then gets into a close-focus day by day about operations in the South Atlantic.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. Incorporating vivid first-hand accounts and illustrated with photographs, the book also portrays the daily life of an escort under wartime conditions and describes only too clearly the tension, fear, storm, cold, disaster and sorrow which were so close at hand.



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