One Hundred Days : The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: WOODWARD, Sandy, Admiral ROBINSON, Patrick

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WOODWARD, Sandy, Admiral. One Hundred Days : The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander. With Patrick Robinson. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, (1992). First American Edition. Pp (10),[xi]-xix,(5),360 + 12 pp plates. Maps in text. 8vo. black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Day,The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands 331. "O n 2 April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. The British responsewas swift, some said foolhardy. The mission of the Battle Group under the command of Rear Admiral Sandy Woodward presented a challenge that seemed all but insurmountable, and it was to require men of the highest calibre, professionalism and fortitude to carry it off. It also required exceptional leadership. On that day Admiral Woodward was on Fleet exercises in the Mediterranean; a tentative desire for action expressed in his diary was ironically fulfilled as he was thrown into an experience he could never have wished for, would never repeat, and certainly will not forget. From leaving Gibraltar to his return to Brize Norton, one hundred days elapsed - and, on the way, it had been a very close call. At times reflective and personal, at other times revealing the steely logic of a supreme military tactician, these engrossing memoirs take us south through the vast, lonely waters of the Atlantic as hopes for peace faded and strategies of war evolved, then became reality, victory and aftermath. They tell of the repulse of the Argentinian navy and the defeat of their air forces; of the sinking of the Belgrano; and of the daring amphibious landing at Carlos Water, eight thousand miles from home. One Hundred Days is unique as a dramatic portrayal of the world ofmodem naval warfare, where equipment is of astomshing sophistication but t he margins for human courage and error are as wide as in the days of Nelson; and it is unique, too, in its revelations of the mind of commander involved in planning one of this century's most audacious ripostes to an unwelcome invader." front dj flap. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher. Chapters: 1. The Day They Hit HMS Sheffield; 2. The Submariner; 3. Argentina Invades; 4. South to Ascension; 5. 'Weapons Tight!'; 6. The Final Approach; 7. 1 May - The War Begins; 8. The Bells of Hell; 9. The Silence of HMS Sheffield; 10. The End of the Trail for Narwal; 11. Glasgow's Bomb; 12. AtlanticRendezvous; 13. Night Landing; 14. The Battle of 'Bomb Alley'; 15. Calamit y For Coventry; 16. The Marines Will Have To Walk; 17. Port Unpleasant; 18.Welcome Home. With Epilogue and index. A few small interior stains, smudge d top edge, else very good in very good dustjacket. 25.00

Title: One Hundred Days : The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander. First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: WOODWARD, Sandy, Admiral ROBINSON, Patrick

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Publisher: Naval institute press, Annapolis, 1992, ISBN:1557506515:

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