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The Falkland's War: naval perspective


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Seeing as I consider this the greatest collection of knowledgable people on the subject of naval/naval air information on the internets....

 

Does anyone know of a good book or study on the Falklands? specifically im interested in the naval/air perspective rather than the land.

Also if you know of any other good British military naval/air history studies it would be appreciated!

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For orientation (what happened where, when) I highly suggest "Battle Atlas of the Falklands War 1982 by Land, Sea and Air." I'm sure others will chime in with the heavy-hitting Falklands books, we do have some masters of the topic hanging around here!

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...Does anyone know of a good book or study on the Falklands? specifically im interested in the naval/air perspective rather than the land...

 

 

Try 'Air War over the Falklands' by Cdr 'Sharkey' Ward. He was i/c the harrier squadron onboard HMS Invincible during the conflict, and a harrier test pilot before that. Older members may remember a harrier landing in the back garden of the BBC daytime programme 'Pebble Mill at One' - that was him...

 

Another good one is 'Exocet!' by Cdr Ian Inskip, navigator onboard HMS Glamorgan. I met him about ten years ago as he was submitting his manuscript to the MoD for security clearance before publishing the book. A thoroughly nice chap, who had a very interesting story to tell. If you only buy one Falklands book, buy this one!

 

Dave W

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There's also One Hundred Days by Sir Sandy Woodward, the Rear Admiral in charge of the Task Force. It covers his career up to the war (including one memorable exercise where HMS Sheffield managed to get into Exocet range of a US carrier by pretending to be an Indian cruise ship) as well as the war itself.

 

He also wrote the foreword to the Harpoon 4.1 rules.

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