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The Fight For The 'Malvinas': The Argentine Forces In The Falklands War

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This book presents the events of the Falklands War from the Argentinian point of view from initial decision to invade through to their defeat. The work concentrates on military events in the Falklands with special reference to incidents such as the sinking of the Belgrano. The book is based on interviews with Argentinians, servicemen from the actual army, navy and airforce ...more
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Published August 10th 1989 by Viking Press
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John Gordon
Dec 11, 2013 John Gordon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book looks at the Falklands war from the Argentinian perspective. Martin Middlebrook is an excellent author of military history and this account of the Falklands conflict is fascinating. He was granted access to interview many participants and is able to present the story from the perspectives of the commanders, pilots, sailors, soldiers and conscripts that fought there.
The story he tells is most interesting; both thrilling and tragic. Luck played its part for both sides, opportunities lost
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Roger Burk
Jan 15, 2011 Roger Burk rated it it was amazing
I read this book out of professional interest, to understand the Falklands War from the Argentine side, and in particular to see if I could figure out what they could have done to put up a better fight. The book is superb for that purpose. It is written by an Englishman, but one who interviewed extensively in Argentina and got wide cooperation. He tells the story plainly, giving full credit where it is due but accepting no claims that cannot be backed up with evidence. He gives the Argentine jus ...more
Johannes Kramer
Nov 24, 2015 Johannes Kramer rated it it was amazing
Good book. Opens a view on the argentinian perspective of the falklands war. It mainly focusses on the operational and the tactical level, although the general strategic perspective is also reviewed. The main question stays - in my opinion - the question: did the argentinians loose this campagne due to their stupidity (of their junta) or the cleverness (or bravery and professionalism and good fortune) of the British. This book doesn't answer that question, but is an interesting and valuable cont ...more
Steve
Dec 28, 2008 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was something different. I was in grade school in when the Falklands War took place and knew a little bit about the conflict, primarily the role of the Harrier and the sinking of the HMS Sheffield by an Exocet missiles This book is by a British author, but from the Argentine perspective of the war. The author conducted numerous interviews just a couple years after the conflight with former soldiers of all ranks. Many of the battles are described by the soldiers that were there. I had a hard ...more
Mister Responsible
An interesting look at the Argentine side of the Falklands War.

It's definitely a military-history book, though. I'd really like to read something more civilian, sometime. I'm not sure how many of the Spanish-language books (like the one by military governor Mario Menéndez) have been translated into English.
Marty Abschutz
Dec 21, 2014 Marty Abschutz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Completes Martin Middlebrook's Falklands War research. Very interesting to see this conflict from the Argentine perspective. It's not just about England was wrong (from their perspective).
John
Dec 23, 2012 John rated it liked it
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I struggled to read this as it's not really my kind of book but it was interesting in parts and well written. I was keen to read from the Argentine perspective.
The Geekster
Nov 08, 2012 The Geekster rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What it was like to be on the losing side of the Falklands War.
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Martin Middlebrook (born 1932) is a British military historian and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Appointed Knight of the Order of the Belgian Crown in 2004.
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