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Operation Corporate: The Falklands War, 1982 (Signed)

Middlebrook, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0670802239 / ISBN 13: 9780670802234
Published by Viking Press, London, 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first British edition (1985). SIGNED and inscribed by the author on title page to "Wg Cdr Desmond McGlinn, DFC, with best wishes." Book and unclipped dust jacket are crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Spot of dirt at bottom of title page. Map and photo illustrations. 8vo. 430 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 80986

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Title: Operation Corporate: The Falklands War, 1982...

Publisher: Viking Press, London

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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Describes the development of the Falkland Islands War between Argentina and Great Britain and discusses the role of the British Task Force in the conflict

From Publishers Weekly:

Middlebrook quotes an observer's comment that the Falklands War was "like two bald men fighting over a comb," then goes on to contradict that remark, suggesting that the war may have been the opening phase of a struggle to control the world's last reserves of oil and minerals. Based partly on interviews with Falklanders as well as with military veterans, this is the most thoughtful and detailed account to date of the Anglo-Argentine conflict. Though told mainly from the British point of view, the book offers new information about President Galtieri's original expectations, the tactics of his troops and details of the surrender. The author's descriptions of confrontations in the air, on the sea and on the various battlegrounds are superb, as are his explanations of the use of new weapons, such as the Sea Harrier and the Exocet missile. Middlebrook, a Fellow of England's Royal Historical Society, does not neglect the more freakish aspects of the war, of which there were manyfor example, the sinking of a neutral tanker whose tonnage exceeded by four times the combined weight of all warships sunk in the conflict. Photos.
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