The 1982 Falklands War was not only one of the most extraordinary military confrontations of recent years but also a turning point in the politics of Britain and Argentina. This unusual book makes it possible for us to follow the development of the war from both sides, as two leading experts from the belligerents present an integrated, authoritative, and engrossing account of its origins and course. The work unravels the complex series of events leading to the occupation of the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982 by Argentine forces and then follows the conflict through to their surrender to the British on June 14. The authors weave together the development of the military confrontation with the attempts by Americans, Peruvians, and the United Nations to help find solutions.
Originally published in 1991.
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"The Falklands fracas . . . deserves [to be recorded as a] military-diplomatic history, replete with maps, lists of dramatis personae, and endless footnotes. Happily two noted military analysts, Britain's Lawrence Freedman and Argentina's Virginia Gamba-Stonehouse . . . have conspired to produce one."--The Washington Times
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