The Impact of Polaris: The Origins of Britain’s Seaborne Nuclear Deterrent

[amazon-element asin=”187295524X” fields=”lg-image,desc,ListPrice,new-price,button”] The amazing story of how the RN successfully managed the complex project to build the Polaris submarine-based nuclear deterrent.

Phoenix Squadron: HMS Ark Royal, Britain’s last Topguns and the untold story of their most dramatic mission

[amazon-element asin=”0593054512″ fields=”lg-image,desc,ListPrice,new-price,button”] 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.

Joint Force Harrier

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Sea Harrier Over The Falklands: A Maverick at War

[amazon-element asin=”0304355429″ fields=”lg-image,ListPrice,new-price,button”] 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

[amazon-element asin=”186176197X” fields=”lg-image,desc,ListPrice,new-price,button”] 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

[amazon-element asin=”184018356X” fields=”lg-image,ListPrice,new-price,button”] 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

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

[amazon-element asin=”1844150143″ fields=”lg-image,ListPrice,new-price,button”] 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.