The Battle for the Falklands

The Battle for the Falklands

by Max Hastings, Simon Jenkins

Hardcover(1st American ed)

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Overview

"Must be read by all our military people and anyone who wants to find out what really happened on the Falkland Islands." "James M. Gavin

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393017618
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/1983
Edition description: 1st American ed
Pages: 372

About the Author

Max Hastings, a military historian and journalist, covered the Falklands war for the London Evening Standard.

Simon Jenkins is the political editor of the Economist.

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
1Forgotten Islands1
2The Seventeen Years' War15
3Galtieri's Gamble45
4The Admiral's Hour61
5Task Force72
6Haig's Doves98
7Ascension to South Georgia114
8Failure of a Mission135
9A War at Sea143
10Clearing the Decks164
11Operation Sutton176
12San Carlos200
13Goose Green233
14The Politics of the Land War254
15Triumph on Kent, Tragedy at Fitzroy262
16The Battle for the Mountains285
17Aftermath315
Chronology of Military and Political Events341
Glossary344
Appendix AThe Falkland Islands Task Force346
Appendix BThe Falklands Honours List35
Appendix CThe Franks Report361
Index373
List of Maps
The Falkland Islands
The Task Force Sails95
The Total Maritime Exclusion Zones143
The Landing at Port San Carlos201
The Two-Pronged Attack towards Port Stanley201
The Battle for Goose Green234
The Battle for Stanley302

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