A perfect demonstration of the power and flexibility of carrier air power. In 1972 the appearance of Buccaneer aircraft from HMS Ark Royal instantly deterred Guatemalan aggression against British Honduras.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.