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Description - Forgotten Voices of the Falklands by Hugh McManners

The Falklands War was a turning point in modern British history. On the one hand, it was what some considered to be the 'last of the great Elizabethan adventures', with the Royal Navy pulling off an incredible feat of maritime warfare, under the most appallingly risky circumstances. On the other hand, it was the first war of the modern age, using satellite surveillance, computer-driven missiles, night observation devices, and the very latest in modern weaponry. It was also a conflict that could so easily have gone terribly wrong for British forces. Instead, it was a resounding military success. And yet, the conflict's significance is often overlooked. Drawing upon the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum's sound archive, which contains thousands of interviews with both soldiers and civilians, both British and Argentinean, Forgotten Voices of the Falklands War redresses the balance, presenting the first complete oral history of the Falklands War. From the initial invasion of the islands to the British offensive 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'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846570711
ISBN-10: 1846570719
Format: CD-Audio
Imprint: Random House Audiobooks
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 21-Jun-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 Oxford University. He subsequently spent thirteen years with 3 Commando Brigade before leaving the army in 1989. He is now a television documentary producer, freelance writer and editor of Command magazine.

Books By Hugh McManners

Forgotten Voices of the Falklands by Hugh McManners
Paperback, April 2008
$19.07