The Falklands Naval Campaign 1982

War in the South Atlantic

The Falklands Naval Campaign 1982 cover

The Falklands Naval Campaign 1982

War in the South Atlantic

Description

The Falklands Conflict was remarkable for many reasons: it was a hard fought, bloody and short conflict between a leading NATO power and one of the most capable armed forces in South America; it demonstrated the capabilities of a range of cutting-edge technologies including nuclear-powered attack submarines, Exocet missiles and Sea Harrier VSTOL aircraft; and it was fought many thousands of miles away from the Royal Navy's home bases.
In this illustrated study, renowned naval historian Dr Edward Hampshire draws upon the latest available sources to offer a comprehensive examination of the Falklands naval campaign. Blow-by-blow accounts of key engagements, such as the sinking of the General Belgrano, the loss of HMS Sheffield, and the landings at San Carlos Bay, are presented alongside lesser known but equally important naval operations that helped shape the outcome of the conflict.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Forces
Opposing Plans
The Campaign
Aftermath
The Battlefield Today
Bibliography
Index

Product details

Published Apr 15 2021
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472842992
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 361
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Edward Hampshire

Edward Hampshire is a historian at the Naval Histo…

Illustrator

Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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