The Falklands War is a story of occupation, fierce air battles, heavy naval losses and bitter encounters between ground forces amidst an inhospitable terrain and unforgiving climate. With complex political machinations and nationalist sentiment at the centre of the conflict, even today the sovereignty of the islands is hotly contested in political circles.
There is no single volume reference work on the Falklands War. Renowned military historianGregory Fremont-Barnes seeks to fill the gap by providing a single accessible book to guide reader through this short, but militarily fascinating, conflict.
He has compiled a definitive A–Z guide to the British involvement in the Falklands conflict, including personalities, weapons, battles, ships, places and much more. This accessible yet comprehensive companion to the Falklands War will be a welcome addition to any enthusiast’s shelves.
The work confines itself to the British aspects of the campaign and, within that context, focuses on military and naval affairs rather than political and diplomatic. However, it includes a lengthy and authorative 'Further Reading' section to guide those interested in learning more about the wider aspects of the conflict.