Beyond Endurance: An Epic of Whitehall and the South Atlantic Conflict

The campaign to re-take the Falkland Islands in 1982, was one of the most remarkable episodes in the long history of British overseas adventures. Nearly all the books that have appeared in the ensuing years have dealt with the campaign itself. Nicholas Barker takes a rather different view, concerning himself more with the reason why the British had to fight in what, as he says, has justifiably been called ‘a totally unnecessary war’. No one was better placed than he to blow aside the many smokescreens that have, in his view, been deliberately fanned to obscure the reasons why the war was fought. For Nick Barker was at the time Captain of Endurance, the only British presence in the South Atlantic. The Government’s decision to dispose of Endurance was seen as a clear signal to the Argentinians that Britain was not committed to the Falkland Islands. Nick Barker’s vivid account of his fight to save his ship, of the life of the South Atlantic and of the part that Endurance played in the Falklands makes enthralling reading.
£12.95 GBP

Sea Harrier Over The Falklands: A Maverick at War

£12.99 GBP

Frankly written account of the Sea Harrier in action which proved to be a war winner in the Falklands. The CO of 801 Squadron at times is critical of the way the war was fought and argues the case for the Fleet Air Arm against the tide of RAF opposition.

Ordeal by Exocet

£12.99 GBP

By the navigating officer of destroyer HMS Glamorgan which survived an Exocet missile hit. A vivid first hand account of daily life on the frontline on a RN escort at war. A gripping and realistic insight into a modern battle at sea.

Through Fire and Water: HMS Ardent – Forgotten Frigate of the Falklands War

£20.00 GBP

The harrowing story of the men of HMS Ardent which was attacked 17 times, killing 22 of her crew before sinking. Focusing on the human cost in the loss of the ship it demonstrates the courage and sacrifice made by the crew

Four Weeks in May: A Captain’s Story of War at Sea

Four Weeks in May HMS Coventry’s job during the Falklands War was to provide early warning of approaching enemy aircraft. On 25 May, Coventry was attacked by two Argentine Skyhawks and hit by three bombs. Her Captain, David Hart Dyke, himself badly burned, climbed down her starboard side and into a life-raft. This book tells his story.
£8.99 GBP

Reasons in Writing: A Commando’s View of the Falklands War

£14.95 GBP

By a Royal Marine officer who commanded the Falklands garrison in the 1970s long before the invasion and had warned of the islands’ inadequate defences. He also mapped the islands for yachting purposes and his local knowledge was a great asset to the task force in 1982.

Amphibious Assault Falklands: The Battle of San Carlos Water

£6.99 GBP

In-depth account of the amphibious operations to re-take the Falkland Islands. Explains the complexity and problems of amphibious warfare and details some of the tensions between the senior commanders.

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