Forgotten Voices of the Falklands Drawing upon the resources of the Imperial War Museum's archive, which contains thousands of interviews with both soldiers and civilians, both British and Argentinean, this book redresses the balance, presenting an oral history of the Falklands War. Full description
"No one is better fitted to present the words of the participants than Hugh McManners. His book represetns a worthy tribute both to those who died, and to those who survived this freak of history and played their parts in creating a national legend" (Sir Max Hastings, in the Introduction)
"A unique and essential chronicle of the conflict" (Military Illustrated)
"Engaging ... has a long and satisfying future" (Guardian)
"A poignant insight" (Glasgow Herald)
From the Publisher
The latest in the landmark Forgotten Voices series, giving a unique perspective on a pivotal but often overlooked conflict - the Falklands War
From the Back Cover
In April 1982, Argentina surprised the world by invading the Falkland Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The tiny islands had long been the subject of a fierce territorial dispute between Argentina and the UK, and the occupation quickly escalated into a terrifying full-blown conflict between the two countries.
Part One - Fatal Miscalculations - The Killing Begins
This first volume describes the response to the invasion: amidst a round of defence
cuts, the armed services were asked to conduct a war half-a-world away. How did they meet the logistical challenge? How did the first engagements with the enemy match expectations?
Drawing upon the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive, Forgotten Voices of the Falklands presents the first complete oral history of the Falklands War. This audio book is a unique and essential chronicle of the conflict from all sides and perspectives, told in the participants' own voices.