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Anyone with an interest in the Falklands should read it as it really sets the story straight, and shows us yet again the bravery and sacrifice shown during the conflict. Yomping' was revealed by the journalist Charles Laurence in 1982 as the word which the Royal Marines used to describe carrying heavy loads long distances on foot. I found the text to be well set out, with candid descriptions of what was happening, and some iconic photographs of the time. The Malvinas for the Argentines are a kind of religion, but this is another matter, and certainly the huge number (for the few days that the war actually lasted) of fallen, often only conscript boys and with little training, which the South American forces had, plays a part in the matter.

In this accomplished and engaging book, Mercau provides a penetrating analysis of the association between the Falkland Islands and empire. The Falklands War was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This portrait of Bergoglio and Francis’s world-past and present- tells the story of a much more complex man than some early biographies have suggested. On 1 April 1982 Major Mike Norman, commander of Naval Party 8901, was looking forward to a peaceful year-long tour of duty on the Falkland Islands.Despite taking heavy casualties, Port Stanley was in British hands by the middle of June and Argentina surrendered. With the sudden Argentine invasion of the remote Falkland Islands on 2 April 1982 the United Kingdom found itself at war. The author takes us all the way through a summary of the political dispute over which country lays claim to the Falklands, to the war preparations by both sides, to the actual battles and final surrender by the Argentinians. Eminently readable (I finished it in two sittings) and compelling, Bramley’s story resonated with a number of former servicemen who fought in the Falklands War and was later complimented by similar books from James O’Connell (3 Para) and Tony Banks (2 Para) in their own personal accounts. They took up defensive positions in and around Government House and on the approaches to Stanley to protect the Governor, Rex Hunt, and delay the enemy’s advance.

One cannot just shrug it off as a problem that has been invented by government policy to fit their own ends. She possessed a well trained, highly motivated military with good equipment though not all that she should have had. I'm giving it three stars because over the course of the book I decided that I should have probably just read the wikipedia page on the Falklands War. There is much in the book that will satisfy the casual reader and also those with a deep interest in the Falklands. For me, I found the 1) sovereignty history of the Falklands and 2) the mechanical/logistic problems of equipment to be most interesting.

With an excellent account of the battles and the effects of losses and victories at home and abroad, Bicheno brought forth an inside-element to the conflict on a backdrop of political intrigue and espionage. The one thing I wish this book would have had is an epilogue that talks about the outcomes of the war. The Falklands War - There and Back Again" is a passionate and authoritative book which “sets the record straight” about the gallant defence of the Falkland Islands by Naval Party (NP) 8901, the resident Royal Marines’ garrison on the Falkland Islands at the time of the Argentine invasion on 2nd April 1982. This revised and greatly expanded paperback version of the original book that won the Somerset Maughan prize for non-fiction, contains new chapters detailing the murky world of intelligence and Argentina’s secret missile programme which linked Buenos Aires to Saddam Hussein’s Baghdad Colonel Qadafi’s Libya. A well told great story for anyone that has a great interest in the Falklands War and the Royal Marines and not forgetting the account of Navy Party 8901.

Lord Ashcroft, who has been fascinated by bravery since he was a young boy, has amassed several medal collections over the past four decades, including the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses, Britain and the Commonwealth’s most prestigious gallantry award. On 21 May, 3 Commando landed at San Carlos on East Falklands and a week later defeated the Argentinian garrison at Goose Green. the text is a groundbreaking study of the Falklands War through the lens of British political culture. It was one of my abiding impressions of the war that, despite all the political and diplomatic manoeuvrings going on, there was never any question of the ultimate aim not being achieved.While sovereignty over the islands had been disputed for centuries, Britain reasserted its right to rule in 1833. 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. Books like this that encapsulate memories are vital for our future generations, as it’s not always what is said, but what remains unsaid that is important. Mercau’s book is a must-read for scholars and advanced students interested in the Falklands dispute and the complex history of British decolonization.

When 3 Commando Brigade landed at San Carlos on 21 May to retake the islands he commanded the newly formed J Company in 42 Commando and was in Stanley to see the Argentinian surrender. When receiving submissions for the book, editors Andy and Gerry Cockeram were struck by how young many of those within the British Forces were. This was written soon after the conflict itself, and contains many great sections of interviews with soldiers who fought on the remote and unlikely battlefield. 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.

He also includes accounts from the Falklanders themselves including their experiences under Argentinian occupation. In 1982 he was appointed commanding officer of Naval Party 8901, the Royal Marines detachment which was stationed in the Falkland Islands when the Argentinians invaded. Briefly covers the political context and opening moves, and then gets into a close-focus day by day about operations in the South Atlantic. It shows how quickly the situation can change during conflict and the need for personnel to react quickly and look out for one another. The captain, guessing his intentions, drolly asked: "Perhaps you would like me to sail up and down a bit?



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