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The Battle of Goose Green by Mark Adkin

£9.99

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This book tells the story of the battle for Goose Green - the first crucial clash of the Falklands war - through the eyes of the commanders, both British and Argentine, from brigadier to corporal. It follows in detail, with the aid of maps, the 14 hours of vicious infantry fighting of both sides as they struggled for the tiny settlement of Goose Green. The book explains how 2 Para came close to failure as the battalion fought over open ground, in daylight, without adequate fire support against prepared positions. Controversial questions - such as: was it an unnecessary battle? Why did London overrule the brigadier commander's reluctance to attack? Did Colonel Jones's solo charge, which won him the VC, decide the issue? - are discussed frankly. The author, himself a former infantry officer, has had the full support of The Parachute Regiment, and has assembled the views and comments of over 45 veterans of all ranks who fought there.

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Author(s):
Mark Adkin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x156x25
EAN-13:
9781526760142
Edition:
2019
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1526760142
ISBN-13:
9781526760142
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
305
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Military
Title:
The Battle of Goose Green by Mark Adkin

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This book tells the story of the battle for Goose Green - the first crucial clash of the Falklands war - through the eyes of the commanders, both British and Argentine, from brigadier to corporal. It follows in detail, with the aid of maps, the 14 hours of vicious infantry fighting of both sides as they struggled for the tiny settlement of Goose Green. The book explains how 2 Para came close to failure as the battalion fought over open ground, in daylight, without adequate fire support against prepared positions. Controversial questions - such as: was it an unnecessary battle? Why did London overrule the brigadier commander's reluctance to attack? Did Colonel Jones's solo charge, which won him the VC, decide the issue? - are discussed frankly. The author, himself a former infantry officer, has had the full support of The Parachute Regiment, and has assembled the views and comments of over 45 veterans of all ranks who fought there.

Signed by Author - See photo

Author(s):
Mark Adkin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x156x25
EAN-13:
9781526760142
Edition:
2019
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1526760142
ISBN-13:
9781526760142
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
305
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Military
Title:
The Battle of Goose Green by Mark Adkin

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