The first-hand account of one special forces team's operations in the Falklands War in 1982. The book covers: preparation and departure; at sea; planners and hoaxers; Ascension Island; and HMS Intrepid in "bomb alley".
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. Author Biography Editor's Note on new edition Contents List of maps & diagrams Acknowledgements 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) Chronology Glossary Index
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Hugh McManners was Sunday Times Defence Correspondent for 5 years and is a television producer and presenter. He was brought up in Tasmania and New South Wales and educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford and Oxford University. He went into the Army in 1972, and joined 148 Commando Observation Battery in 1978. He was mentioned in despatches for his service in the Falklands War.
Table of Contents
New introduction (2002); original introduction (1984); the calm before the storm; preparation and departure; at sea; - planners and hoaxers; Ascension Island; our war begins; fanning head; HMS Intrepid in "bomb alley"; the Fox Bay raid; survival; operations brewers arms; Beagle Ridge; waiting to go home.
Falklands Commando by Hugh McManners
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