Hugh McManners was among the first of the British Special Forces to land on the Falkland Islands and here, in this gripping narrative, is his first-hand account of this most famous of modern British military operations. This new edition includes a revised introduction, along with new photography and notes on the combat.
Editor’s Note on new edition
List of maps & diagrams
New Introduction (2002)
Original Introduction (1984)
Chapter 1 – The Calm Before the Storm
Chapter 2 – Preparation and departure
Chapter 3 – At sea
Chapter 4 – Planners and hoaxers
Chapter 5 – Ascension Island
Chapter 6 – Our war begins
Chapter 7 – Fanning Head
Chapter 8 – HMS Intrepid in ‘Bomb Alley’
Chapter 9 – The Fox Bay raid
Chapter 10 – Survival
Chapter 11 – Operations Brewers Arms
Chapter 12 – Beagle Ridge
Chapter 13 – Waiting to go home
Chapter 14 – Home
Epilogue (written for 2002)
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A soldier’s eye view of the land war’From the Back Cover:
A soldier’s eye view of the land war’
Originally published in 1984, Hugh McManners' book was one of the first eye-witness accounts of combat operations during the Falklands War, and indeed one of the first books on Special Forces missions. Hugh was one of the first soldiers to land on the Falkland Islands and this book describes his team's covert missions to direct the artillery bombardment of Argentine positions, which he himself controlled.
With an observant eye and in the language of the ordinary soldier, the author describes the deployment, preparation and course of the battle from the forefront of the land fighting.
Some 20 years after the conflict, Hugh has revised the book and added a refreshing introduction, new photos and additional notes on the battles.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007141750
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Hugh McManners was the defence correspondent for the Sunday Times for five years. He enlisted in the army in 1972, joined 148 Commando Battery in 1978 and was mentioned in despatches for his service in the Falklands War. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0007141750
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007141750