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Exchanging stories and information about military actions during the conflict in the South Atlantic War in order to know the true story of the actions
Just spent the last 48 hours (not continuously though) reading The Battle for the Falklands by Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins. I found it quite interesting, especially the bit leading up to the start of the war. Plenty in there that I had no idea about previously.
There are numerous works which give similar insight into the Falklands Conflict which just isn't available in the more history oriented volumes, and especially those written soon after the conflict.
A classic example of a book which goes into incredible detail and yet remains very interesting is Hugh Bicheno's The Razor's Edge, which being written relatively recently, has the benefit of access to Argentine sources and thus the ability to provide a more objective view than those produced earlier.
I know you posted a list earlier on in this thread of your Falkland's collection. I must hunt it down and have a look as I'm in the mood for some 2nd hand book hunting (I bought the one above online recently for NZ$6 - bargain).
I must say Thank You very much Mr Delta Whisky for your input in the Forum Zona Militar - You do not know how important it is for all those in the Argie Forum to read , to understand that there is another side to the story that has been told to them -
To give you an idea , two days ago the Forum colapsed because of the volum of people that came in to read your input, as well as Mr Jimmy's and Ken from HMS Cardiffs - They had to enlarge its capacity -
Very few of us have had the Privilige and Honor to be able to talk to British War Veterans and British Historians as You - We now undertand and know a lot more than we did before - But those in the Zona Militar have never had the chance to read you or a British Veteran , and that is why many things written the same day that the event took place has been until now the only truth -
Maybe with your help and British War Veterans help with accounts and descriptions of events we will be able to bury for once and for all many of the war ghost that we Argies have running arround -
Again Sir , Thank you so much , You don't know how valuable your participation and those of the British Veternas has been -
hi all, just got back from a gathering of the old and bold of 3 para, lots of beer drank, and nice to see some old faces,,
here is a photo of me on the left and a few blokes, you may notice bob second from the left