Publication Date: 31/03/2022 ISBN: 9781529047806 Category:

The Battle for the Falklands

Max Hastings, Simon Jenkins

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 31/03/2022 ISBN: 9781529047806 Category:
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The Battle for the Falklands is a thoughtful and informed analysis of an astonishing chapter in modern British history from journalist and military historian Sir Max Hastings and political editor Simon Jenkins.

Ten weeks. 28,000 soldiers. 8,000 miles from home.

The Falklands War in 1982 was one of the strangest in British history. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity – thousands of men sent overseas for a tiny relic of empire – but the British victory over the Argentinians not only confirmed the quality of British arms but also boosted the political fortunes of Thatcher’s Conservative government. However, it left a chequered aftermath and was later overshadowed by the two Gulf wars.

Max Hastings’ and Simon Jenkins’ account of the conflict is a modern classic of war reportage and the definitive book on the conflict.

Publisher Review

Skilfully woven with Simon Jenkins' sharp political passages are Max Hastings' wonderful dispatches * Sunday Times * Excellent * Guardian * An excellent account of the war * Financial Times * Stirring, impressively detailed * Time Magazine * Authoritative and very readable * Newsweek * Will probably endure as the standard history of the campaign. * New York Times *

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