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Often referred to as a forgotten war, the Falklands conflict was, in actual fact, the first war of the modern age, using satellite surveillance, night observation devices, and all the very latest weaponry military technology had to offer. It was also the first real media war—the public's perception of this far-off conflict mediated by what they saw on their television screOften referred to as a forgotten war, the Falklands conflict was, in actual fact, the first war of the modern age, using satellite surveillance, night observation devices, and all the very latest weaponry military technology had to offer. It was also the first real media war—the public's perception of this far-off conflict mediated by what they saw on their television screens and read in their newspapers. Drawing upon the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive, and containing previously unpublished material, this work presents the first complete oral history of the Falklands War. From the initial invasion of the islands to the British landings to the Argentinean surrender and its aftermath, the book is a unique and essential chronicle of the conflict from all sides and perspectives, told in the participants' own voices....

Title : Forgotten Voices of the Falklands: The Real Story of the Falklands War in the Words of Those Who Were There
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ISBN : 9780091908805
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 496 Pages
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Forgotten Voices of the Falklands: The Real Story of the Falklands War in the Words of Those Who Were There Reviews

  • S2 Mc
    2019-05-04 19:30

    I always appreciate maps when reading about tactical maneuvers. This book had one map.

  • Gareth
    2019-05-20 20:46

    I read this book in a couple of days as it was a very easy read. Comprises of quotes from those who were there, blended in, mainly, chronological order re-telling the story of the Falklands Conflict from pre to post invasion. Quotes from many sources including senior UK military, those that were there, islanders, Argentina military and civil service.Strengths - first hand accounts are enlightening, often laced with heartfelt opinion, giving a feeling of a true account of what went on.Weaknesses - Possibly slightly unbalanced. Those that come in for most criticism (Adm Woodward, Hermes, Welsh Guards, 5 brigade) have no say. Not sure if this is because no-one wanted to comment or no-one was given opportunity to set the record straight.

  • John
    2019-05-08 00:37

    Excellent.A sad reminder of Britains solo war against the Argentinians.