The Falklands War

The Falklands War

by Martin Middlebrook


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With the sudden Argentine invasion of the remote Falkland Islands on 2 April 1982 the United Kingdom found itself at war. Due to the resolve of a determined Prime Minister and the resourcefulness of the Armed Forces, a Task Force, code named Operation CORPORATE, was quickly dispatched.

Remarkably just over two months later, the Islands were liberated and the invaders defeated. By any standards this was a remarkable feat of all arms cooperation made possible by political resolve, sound planning, strong leadership and the courage and determination of the combatants.

Martin Middlebrook, one of the most skillful historians of the 20th Century, has weaved the many strands of this extraordinary military achievement into a fascinating, thorough and highly readable account of the Campaign.

For a full understanding of what it took to win this war there will be no better account to read than this.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848846364
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,014,015
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Martin Middlebrook has written many other books that deal with important turning-points in the two world wars, including The First Day on the Somme, Kaiser's Battle, The Peenemünde Raid, The Somme Battlefields (with Mary Middlebrook) and The Nuremberg Raid 30-31st March 1944 (all republished and in print with Pen and Sword).

Martin Middlebrook is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and lives near Boston, Lincolnshire

Table of Contents

List of Plates 9

List of Maps and Diagrams 11

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 The Issues 15

Chapter 2 The Invasion 35

Chapter 3 The Lion Stirs 62

Chapter 4 Task Force South 85

Chapter 5 South Georgia 103

Chapter 6 May the 1st - Black Buck One 114

Chapter 7 May the 1st - Fleet Action 125

Chapter 8 Belgrano 142

Chapter 9 Sheffield 153

Chapter 10 Life in the Falklands 167

Chapter 11 Reinforcements 177

Chapter 12 Interlude 184

Chapter 13 Plans and Preparations 195

Chapter 14 D-Day and Bomb Alley 206

Chapter 15 May the 25th ¦ 238

Chapter 16 Goose Green 249

Chapter 17 The Investment of Stanley 274

Chapter 18 Distant Action 284

Chapter 19 5 Brigade Comes Up 294

Chapter 20 Final Preparations 313

Chapter 21 The Battle for Stanley 329

Chapter 22 Surrender 374

A Visit to the Battlefield 389

In Retrospect 394

Appendix 1 Task Force Order of Battle and Roll of Honour 399

Acknowledgements 411

Bibliography 415

Index 417

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