Amphibious Assault Falklands

The Battle of San Carlos Water

Michael Clapp, Ewen Southby-Tailyour

 
Date Published :
April 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
b/w photos
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844155064
Pages : 300
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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Overview
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Since he was in charge of the amphibious operations in the Falklands War, it goes without saying that there is no one better qualified to tell the story of that aspect of the campaign than Commodore Michael Clapp.

Here he describes, with considerable candor, some of the problems met in a Navy racing to war and finding it necessary to recreate a largely abandoned operational technique in a somewhat ad hoc fashion. During the time it took to ‘go south’ some sense of order was imposed and a not very well defined command structure evolved, this was not done without generating a certain amount of friction.

He tells of why San Carlos Water was chosen for the assault and the subsequent inshore operations. Michael Clapp and his small staff made their stand and can claim a major role in the defeat of the Argentine Air and Land Forces.

About The Author
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Michael Clapp is an author and historian.

Ewen Southby-Tailyour is a retired senior Royal Marine officer who played a leading role in the Falklands War. Among his previously published works are Reasons in Writing, Blondie – The Life of Commando Blondie Haslar of Cockershall Heroes fame and HMS Fearless (all with Pen and Sword).

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