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Battle for the Falklands, The

By: W.W. Norton & Company

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Historical Books (W.W. Norton & Company)

Last Stocked on 3/18/2015

Product Info

Title
Battle for the Falklands, The
Category
Author
Max Hastings, Simon Jenkins
Publish Year
1984
Pages
384
Dimensions
6x9x1.25"
Type
Softcover

Description

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. 'Skilfully woven with Simon Jenkins' sharp political passages are Max Hastings' wonderful dispatches.

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