Forgotten Voices of the Falklands by Hugh McManners
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Forgotten Voices of the Falklands
By Hugh McManners

Forgotten Voices of the Falklands

The Real Story of the Falklands War

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Forgotten Voices of the Falklands by Hugh McManners

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In March 1982, Argentina surprised the world by invading the Falkland Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The tiny islands had long been the subject of a fierce territorial dispute between Argentina and the UK, and the occupation quickly escalated into a terrifying full-blown conflict between the two countries. Often referred to as a forgotten war, the Falklands conflict was, in actual fact, the first war of the modern age, using satellite surveillance, night observation devices, and all the very latest weaponry military technology had to offer. It was also the first real media war - the public's perception of this far-off conflict mediated by what they saw on their television screens and read in their newspapers. Objective analysis on both sides took a back seat to the politics of expediency and crude appeals to nationalism. Drawing upon the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive, and containing previously unpublished material, "Forgotten Voices of the Falklands War" presents the first complete oral history of the Falklands War. From the initial invasion of the islands to the British landings to the Argentinean surrender and its aftermath, the book is a unique and essential chronicle of the conflict from all sides and perspectives, told in the participants' own voices. Hugh McManners, who himself fought in the Falklands War, has created the definitive oral history book on the subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091908805
ISBN-10: 0091908809
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 162mm x 43mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hugh McManners

Hugh McManners was a captain in 148 Commando Forward Observation Battery, serving with the Special Boat Squadron during the Falklands War. He joined the British Army in 1972 and in 1975 was sponsored by them to read Geography at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. He subsequently spent thirteen years with 3 Commando Brigade before leaving the army in 1989. He was then a television producer, and the Sunday Times' defence correspondent for five years. Hugh has written some fifteen books, on subjects ranging from travel, high altitude mountaineering, fighter pilots, the psychology of modern combat, special forces and survival outdoor activities. He lives in Oxford with his classical musician son William, working as an author, magazine publisher and rock musician.

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