The Falklands Naval Campaign 1982

The Falklands Naval Campaign 1982

War in the South Atlantic

Campaign 361
  • Author: Edward Hampshire
  • Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Short code: CAM 361
  • Publication Date: 15 Apr 2021
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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.

Biographical Note

Since 2017, Dr Edward Hampshire has been a historian at the Naval Historical Branch of the Ministry of Defence. His earlier roles included teaching at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and at the Joint Service Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, as well as working at the National Archives. He has written on the Cold War at sea, British naval and defence policy since 1945, diplomatic history and intelligence history.


Origins of the Campaign
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Forces
Opposing Plans
The Campaign
The Battlefield Today

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