War at Sea 5: The Falklands War, tells the dramatic story of the UK’s early 1980s conflict in the South Atlantic.
Back in 1982, Argentina faced huge domestic problems as the country struggled to overcome a failing economy, and the military junta faced growing opposition. President Leonardo Galtieri and his cohorts sought to raise the country’s morale and, most importantly, ensure they remained in power.
The UK government had failed to identify the political atmosphere in Buenos Aires which increasingly called for sovereignty of the Falklands – which they called Las Malvinas – to be handed back to Argentina. Despite the shock of the assault into Port Stanley, the British reacted within days. The robust reaction by Downing Street was not what Buenos Aires had expected.
This new, 100-page, perfect-bound, A4-format bookazine charts the naval response to the crisis, told by respected author David Reynolds, and copiously illustrated with colour and black and white images from the period, and from peacetime following the end of hostilities. The Falklands conflict – codenamed Operation Corporate – highlighted the need to retain high value resources such as the Royal Navy’s amphibious shipping and the Royal Marines, and this subject is also discussed at length.
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