One Hundred Days: Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander

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Admiral Sandy Woodward spent 100 days as commander of the Falklands Battle Group. This book contains his memoirs, his personal reflections during the hours up to the surrender at Port Stanley, of the repulse of the Argentinian navy and defeat of their air forces, of the sinking of the "Belgrano" and of the daring landing at Carlos Water, 8000 miles from home. This book is a portrayal of the world of modern naval warfare, where equipment is of astonishing sophistication but the margins for human courage and error are as wide as in the days of Nelson, and it is unique, too, in its revelations of the mind of the commander involved in planning the Falklands War.

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‘One of the most gripping, convincing and realistic accounts of a naval battle ever published’
John Keegan, Daily Telegraph

‘Perceptive, vivid, engaging’, Guardian

‘One of the clearest and frankest accounts ever written of modern naval warfare’
Field Marshal Lord carver’
Sunday Telegraph

‘Not since Lord Nelson has any senior naval commander described so frankly the loneliness of high command’
Tom Pocock, The Times

‘A compulsive narrative with a strongly human undertone’
General Sir John Hackett, Spectator

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With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher

"The best book about the Royal Navy at war since Monsarrat wrote 'The Cruel Sea' forty years ago"
GORDON MACKENZIE, 'Daily Mail'

"A first-class account of the Falklands War – thrilling as well as lucid in explaining the complicated technology that dictated its tactics; vivid in its description of what it all looked and felt like; magnanimous in its judgement of men. Best of all, it gives a wonderfully penetrating account of 'the interior workings of the mind of a battle commander'… As enlightening as it is enthralling"
RICHARD OLLARD

"One of the clearest and frankest accounts ever written of modern naval warfare"
FIELD MARSHAL LORD CARVER, 'Sunday Telegraph'

"Not since Lord Nelson has any senior naval commander described so frankly the loneliness of high command"
TOM POCOCK, 'The Times'

"One of the most gripping, convincing and realistic accounts of a naval battle ever published"
JOHN KEEGAN, 'Daily Telegraph'

"A compulsive narrative with a strongly human undertone"
GENERAL SIR JOHN HACKETT, 'Spectator'

"Perceptive, vivid and engaging"
GUARDIAN

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