Authors: Patrick Bishop and John Witherow.
Title: Battle for the Falklands - The Winter War.
Publisher: Harper Press.
Price: $4.99 US (ebook).
Overview and impressions:
The Falklands War was a new subject for me. I read the book by Patrick Bishop and John Witherow. It was an unexpected conflict. Argentine invaded the territory and the UK came back to reclaim it. I'm not sure if they're still arguing over who should control the islands.
The conflict could be divided between the air/sea battles and the land invasion. From what I read, the whole thing was a close run affair until the actual D-Day. The British used regular army troops. The Argentines had conscripts. Both sides fought well.
The Argentines could have done much more damage if their bombs had properly armed when their pilots flew at twenty to thirty feet in the air. The ship missiles did enough damage to the British Navy to make them think twice about their anti-missile defenses. By the time of the ground of war, the Argentine will to fight was done for. The Argentines had time to entrench and fortify their positions. But no one wanted to die in the Falklands.
I enjoyed the read. Though I admit it's biased because the authors are UK newspaper reporters. I wouldn't mind reading someone from the Argentine perspective. Unfortunately, I'm not fluent in Spanish.