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On 3 April 1982 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced that Argentine armed forces had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the men of Royal Marine detachment NP8901; had run up the Argentine flag; and had declared the islands and their population to be Argentine. An immediate response was required and a task force was rapidly assembled to retake the islands. From this point until the Argentine surrender on 14 June, the British forces fought what was in many ways a 19th-century style colonial campaign at the end of extended supply lines some 8,000 miles from home. This volume will detail the major stages of the land campaign to retake the islands, focusing on the San Carlos landings, the battle for Darwin and Goose Green, and the final battles for Mt Longdon, Tumbledown and Wireless Ridge, the mountains that surrounded the island's capital, Stanley.
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Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

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The story of the British Forces who reclaimed the Falklands territory from the Argentines.

About the Author

Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds a doctorate in Modern History from the University of Oxford and serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. A prolific author, his books include Waterloo 1815: The British Army's Day of Destiny and many others on military and naval subjects covering the 18th to the 21st centuries. Holding a particular interest in insurgency and counterinsurgency, his wider work for the UK Ministry of Defence on these subjects regularly takes him to Africa, the Middle East and South America. As an academic advisor, Dr Fremont-Barnes has accompanied many groups of British Army officers and senior NCOs in their visits to numerous battlefields of the Peninsular War, the Waterloo campaign, Normandy and the Falklands. Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a variety of subjects. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.

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"Latest in a line of annals commemorating the war's 30th Anniversary, The Falklands 1982 expertly outlines ground operations during the brief, bitter South Atlantic conflict. And what an excellent abstract it is." --David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com Latest in a line of annals commemorating the war's 30th Anniversary, The Falklands 1982 expertly outlines ground operations during the brief, bitter South Atlantic conflict. And what an excellent abstract it is. David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com" "Latest in a line of annals commemorating the war s 30th Anniversary, "The Falklands 1982" expertly outlines ground operations during the brief, bitter South Atlantic conflict.And what an excellent abstract it is."--David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com" "Latest in a line of annals commemorating the war's 30th Anniversary, "The Falklands 1982" expertly outlines ground operations during the brief, bitter South Atlantic conflict.And what an excellent abstract it is."--David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com

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