The Battle for the Falklands
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JesperCFS2 - LibraryThing
In 82' I was preoccupied with the task of being young as well as finishing my education in the merchant navy. In those days - when at sea - the daily news were compiled and 'edited' by the radio ... Read full review
THE BATTLE FOR THE FALKLANDSUser 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