Forgotten Voices of the Falklands: The Real Story of the Falklands War

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Often referred to as a forgotten war, the Falklands conflict was 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. Drawing upon the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive, and containing previously unpublished material, this work presents the first complete oral history of the Falklands War.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.

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Hugh McManners was a captain with the Special Boat Squadron during the Falklands War. He is now a documentary producer and freelance writer.

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"No one is better fitted to present the words of the participants than Hugh McManners. His book represetns a worthy tribute both to those who died, and to those who survived this freak of history and played their parts in creating a national legend" -- Sir Max Hastings, in the Introduction "A unique and essential chronicle of the conflict" Military Illustrated "Engaging ... has a long and satisfying future" Guardian "A poignant insight" Glasgow Herald

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