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This large format, highly illustrated book tells the story of the extraordinarily swift British response to the invasion of the Falkland islands by the armed forces of Argentina in 1982.
It is now 20 years since those events unfolded, since the “task force” set sail with only five days notice. The book describes how this mammoth effort of 110 ships and 28,000 men was put together, with sufficient logistical backing, and shows how the victory was accomplished within the limited resources available.
It also tells how a skilled force of highly trained professional soldiers, sailors and airmen were able to dislodge the Argentinians leading to one of the most outstanding military feats of the late twentieth century.
Illustrated with over 70 color photographs as well as numerous black and white photographs, illustrations, charts and maps.
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Captain Derek Oakley served in the Royal Marines for over 42 years, the last eighteen as Editor of the regimental journal The Globe and Laurel. He saw active service in Malaya, the Middle East, at Port Said, in Northern Ireland, Brunei and Borneo. He has many publications to his name, including a book on Commando Uniforms and numerous military articles. His coverage of the Falklands campaign won awards from the United States Marine Corps' Historical Society and the Royal Marines' Historical Society. He was awarded the MBE in 1984 and is a Freeman of the City of London.
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Book Description Casemate, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0971170991
Book Description Casemate, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0971170991
Book Description Casemate, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0971170991