Victory in the Falklands

Falklands War

Nicholas van der Bijl

 
Date Published :
April 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 b/w illustrated pages
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844154944
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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The Hundred Days that saw the British response to General Galtiere of Argentina’s invasion of the Falklands are for many British people the most remarkable of their lives. There will be massive revival of interest in this period in 2007 and this book covers all the main events of that momentous time. It describes the dark days of early April, the feverish response and forming of the Task Force, the anxieties and uncertainties, the naval and air battles that preceded the landings by 3 Commando Brigade and 5th Infantry Brigade.

The extraordinary battles such as Goose Green, Mount Tumbledown, Wireless Ridge etc are narrated fully but succinctly.

This is a very balanced overview of a never-to-be-repeated but triumphant chapter in British military history.

About The Author
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Nick van der Bijl BEM spent 25 years, most in the Intelligence Corps between 1970 and 1989. Since retiring from the Army, he has pursued a career in security management in the defence industry, courier sector and the NHS. He is a Trustee of the Military Intelligence Museum. He has numerous published works in print with Pen and Sword Books including Nine Battles to Stanley, Victory in the Falklands, Confrontation, Operation BANNER and Sharing the Secret, A History of the Intelligence Corps. He lives in Somerset.

REVIEWS
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“.. a solid account of the motivation, 1982 invasion, the surprising reaction of the Brits, actions, and surrender of the Argentine forces…A major book on a (fascinating) minor skirmish.”

- Book News, Inc.

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