Argentine Forces in the Falklands

In April the Junta, led by Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri, made its move. This fascinating book examines the history, organization and equipment of the Argentine forces that battled for control of this remote British outpost.

Author: Nick van der Bijl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780969961

Category: History

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The announcement of the imminent withdrawal of the British Royal Navy's ice patrol ship HMS Endurance in early 1982 prompted the Argentinian Junta in Buenos Aires to plan a military grab of the Falklands-a siege they assumed would succeed with little resistance. Such an adventure was attractive as a distraction for the Argentine public at a time of political unease. In April the Junta, led by Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri, made its move. This fascinating book examines the history, organization and equipment of the Argentine forces that battled for control of this remote British outpost.
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Argentine Fight for the Falklands

This book provides new light on the way the Argentine forces were organized for war, the plans and reactions of the commanders, the sufferings of the soldiers and the shame and disillusionment of defeat.

Author: Martin Middlebrook

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844158881

Category: History

Page: 336

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This book provides new light on the way the Argentine forces were organized for war, the plans and reactions of the commanders, the sufferings of the soldiers and the shame and disillusionment of defeat. Martin Middlebrook has produced a genuine 'first' with this unique work. Martin Middlebrook is the only British historian to have been granted open access to the Argentines who planned and fought the Falklands War. It ranks with Liddel Hart's The Other side of the Hill in analyzing and understanding the military thinking and strategies of Britain's sometime enemy, and is essential reading for all who wish to understand the workings of military minds. The book provides new light on the way Argentine forces were organized for war, the plans and reactions of the commanders, the sufferings of the soldiers and the shame and disillusionment of defeat.
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The Unseen Falklands War

Nick van der Bijl was one of the first intelligence officers to land when Britain retook the Falklands and remains in possession of a number of fascinating, historically significant Argentine photographs.

Author: Nick van der Bijl

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ISBN: 139810163X

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Nick van der Bijl was one of the first intelligence officers to land when Britain retook the Falklands and remains in possession of a number of fascinating, historically significant Argentine photographs.
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The Falklands Malvinas Case

This book makes an important contribution not only to the ongoing debate on the fate of the Falklands/Malvinas but also to the field of international law and conflictresolution.

Author: Roberto C. Laver

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 904111534X

Category: Law

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The dispute over the South Atlantic islands that Britain calls the Falklands and Argentina claims as the Islas Malvinas has its own unique features, but the legal and political problems at its center, the tension between sovereignty based on prior title, the principle of territorial integrity, and the right of "a people" to self-determination are core issues in many of the other difficult conflicts that beset our rapidly changing world. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and offers concrete suggestions for a new approach to its resolution. The author reviews the long and complex legal history of the islands, from the papal bulls of the fifteenth century and the diplomatic maneuverings of the European colonial powers to the break-up of empires and the evolution of the concept of self-determination. He also describes more recent developments in detail: the role of the United Nations, the failed negotiations that preceded military conflict in 1982, and the profound changes that have occurred in the islands since then. The Falklands War did not resolve the dispute between Britain and Argentina; after a period of stalemate, new initiatives are emerging, new proposals are being offered. The author argues that the opportunity now exists for all three partiesArgentina, Britain, and the islandersto get beyond outdated assumptions and rigidly held positions and construct a new framework for discussions and negotiations, one based on the real and present mutual interests of all concerned. This book makes an important contribution not only to the ongoing debate on the fate of the Falklands/Malvinas but also to the field of international law and conflictresolution.
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Cinebook Recounts Volume 2 The Falklands War

In 1982, conflict erupts between Great Britain and Argentina, putting important forces into play.

Author: Chauvin

Publisher: Cinebook

ISBN: 9781849189613

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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In 1982, conflict erupts between Great Britain and Argentina, putting important forces into play. Argentina decides to seize the Falkland Islands, which had been occupied by the United Kingdom since the beginning of the 19th century. On April 2, an island landing of Argentine forces succeeds, taking the government of Margaret Thatcher by surprise. Argentina asserts its sovereignty over the Islands. While hoping for a diplomatic solution, No. 10 Downing Street prepares a large-scale operation to regain control of the Falkland Islands. Along with the use of traditional combat techniques, these operations also provide an extraordinary test of modern electronic weaponry.
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The Official History of the Falklands Campaign War and diplomacy

This second volume of the official history of the Falklands Campaign follows the task force to the South Atlantic, through the battles to the eventual surrender of the Argentine garrison.

Author: Lawrence Freedman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714652078

Category: History

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In this official history of the Falklands Campaign, Lawrence Freedman provides a detailed and authoritative account of one of the most extraordinary periods in recent British political history and a vivid portrayal of a government at war. After the shock of the Argentine invasion of the Falklands in April 1982, Margaret Thatcher faced the crisis that came to define her premiership as she determined to recover the islands. Freedman covers all aspects of the campaign - economic and diplomatic as well as military - and demonstrates the extent of the gamble that the government took. There are important accounts of the tensions in relations with the United States, concerns among the military commanders about the risks they were expected to take, the problems of dealing with the media and the attempts to reach a negotiated settlement. This definitive account describes in dramatic detail events such as the sinking of the Belgrano, the battle of Goose Green and the final push to Stanley. Special attention is also paid to the aftermath of the war, including the various enquiries, and the eventual restoration of diplomatic relations with Argentina.
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War in the Falklands

Details the war between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands and discusses the political, diplomatic, and strategic aspects of the conflict

Author: Magnus Linklater

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173009491154

Category: Falkland Islands War, 1982.

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Details the war between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands and discusses the political, diplomatic, and strategic aspects of the conflict
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Military Units and Formations of Argentina in the Falklands War Gada 601 Argentine Air Forces in the Falklands War

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Books Llc

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1155674871

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: GADA 601, Argentine air forces in the Falklands War, Argentine naval forces in the Falklands War, 5th Naval Infantry Battalion, 2da Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Caza y Ataque, Argentine Submarine Force, Argentine Air Force Mobile Field Hospital, Escuadr n F nix, Amphibious Commandos Group, Tactical Divers Group, 601 Commando Company, 602 Commando Company, 601 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Regiment. Excerpt: The 601st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group (GAA 601 or Grupo de Artiller a Antia rea 601), historically known as GADA 601 (Grupo de Artiller a de Defensa A rea 601) is the main anti-aircraft artillery unit of the Argentine Army. Its headquarters are based just north of Mar del Plata. Its name was changed to GAA 601 Teniente General Pablo Ricchieri in 1999. The force played a key role during the 1982 Falklands War. The unit is the main air defence training center of Argentina. The origin of the anti-aircraft artillery of the Argentine Army dates back to 1939, when the Grupo de Artiller a Antia rea was established in Campo de Mayo, the main headquarters of the army, along with the Centro de Instrucci n Antia reo, a training unit. Meanwhile, the authorities of the resort town of Mar del Plata were seeking the settling of an army base there. In 1940, a local independent commission, under the auspices of Juan Fava and Rufino Inda, both of them former socialist Mayors of the city, made a formal request to the Ministry of War. Incidentally, the socialists ruled Mar del Plata during the two major combat deployments in the unit's history (1962 and 1982), although the country was under a military dictatorship in both occasions. By the end of 1944 the two anti-aircraft groups were merged and effectively transferred to Mar del Plata, under the name of Escuela Antia rea. The first AAA weapons dep...
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The Falklands War

Authoritative and clear, this is the ideal introduction for anyone with an interest in one of Britain's most significant military engagements, its impact and consequences.

Author: D. George Boyce

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230801981

Category: History

Page: 264

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The Falklands War of 1982 was a small war, but one with large resonances. The Argentine invasion of the one of the few remaining British colonies on 2 April might have been prevented by a more coherent British foreign policy, better intelligence analysis, and military precautions; and once the crisis began, it could have possibly ended by negotiation. Instead it involved both countries in a short, but intense, conflict which cost the lives of 255 British, and 625 Argentine, personnel. The Falklands War - examines the interaction between military force and diplomacy, shedding light on their often hidden relationship - explores the deeply personal response of the British and Argentine public to the conflict - assesses the relationship between the Government and the media, and considers the interpretation of the war in Britain - analyses the effect of the conflict on the concept of 'Thatcher's Britain' The Falklands War exemplified what one historian has called the 'myriad faces of war'. It was the last war which Britain fought outside a coalition or an international organisation, and, far from being marginal to Britain's key role as part of the defence system against the Soviet threat, it held a mirror up to the face of the British people in the late twentieth century. Authoritative and clear, this is the ideal introduction for anyone with an interest in one of Britain's most significant military engagements, its impact and consequences.
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Army Logistician

Discharge of supplies was effectively limited to 6 hours daily because of
Argentine airstrikes , rough seas , and Antarctic ... The Argentine forces had been
in possession of the Falklands for 6 weeks before serious British opposition
began , and ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435021217377

Category: Logistics

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The official magazine of United States Army logistics.
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Wings of the Malvinas

Far more than just a history of units and operations, Wings of the Malvinas uncovers the personal stories from both sides of the conflict: The earth seemed to come to life; missiles, tracers, explosions, and they all seemed to be coming ...

Author: Santiago Rivas

Publisher:

ISBN: 1902109228

Category: History

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In 1982 the second largest country in South America went to war with one of the major NATO powers, over a sparsely populated group of islands in a remote corner of the South Atlantic. Known as the 'Falklands' in Great Britain (even if few Britons knew of their existence before 1982), and as the 'Malvinas' in Argentina (which laid claim to the islands), the skies above and beyond this apparently insignificant territory became the backdrop to a major sea, air, and land war that neither side could afford to lose. For the first time, Wings of the Malvinas provides a comprehensive and exhaustively researched history of the battle from the Argentinean side, from the first landings at Stanley airport to the near-suicidal bombing attacks on the Royal Navy landing force in the San Carlos strait. Far more than just a history of units and operations, Wings of the Malvinas uncovers the personal stories from both sides of the conflict: "The earth seemed to come to life; missiles, tracers, explosions, and they all seemed to be coming towards my plane. I knew I mustn't lose concentration! ...Again I pulled the trigger, watching the rockets heading for the target, when suddenly I heard bangs shaking my plane again and again. A light, an explosion and sparks began to jump everywhere to the right of my instrument panel...the canopy disintegrated and I felt the freezing air from outside. I was flying just 30 feet from the ground and I was out of control! My hands flew to the ejection handle. There was nothing more to do, I was very low, out of control and I felt that death was very close, but I wasn't scared, I was quiet." " Illustrated throughout with maps, diagrams and more than 450 photographs - the vast majority of them previously unseen, Wings of the Malvinas" is the definitive account of the Argentinean air war over the Falkland Islands and the hostile waters of the South Atlantic.
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Professional Journal of the United States Army

US Army Operations Symposium The US Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity
is sponsoring the 29th Annual US ... ter of Military History , Washington , DC THE
FIGHT FOR THE “ MALVINAS : ” The Argentine Forces in the Falklands War by ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435065905622

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Argentine Air Power in the Falklands War

Remarks about the political motivation behind the Falklands War introduce a discussion of the air war in the Falklands in 1982.

Author: Csaba B. Hezsely

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ISBN: OCLC:227729073

Category: Air power

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Remarks about the political motivation behind the Falklands War introduce a discussion of the air war in the Falklands in 1982. A look at the Argentine force structure and employment of air power serves as a background for the author's view that Argentina might have fought a better air war if the political-military interface had been more extensive. This would have permitted for proper planning, resource acquisition, and preparation. The paper concludes that the consequences of not having an integrated approach to war - that is to say, relying solely on air power as the decisive factor, as the Argentinians did - can lead to defeat. (FR).
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The Official History of the Falklands Campaign The origins of the Falklands war

Covering the origins of the 1982 war, this book describes the long history of the dispute between Argentina and Britain over the sovereignty of the islands, and the difficulties faced by governments in finding a way to reconcile the dispute ...

Author: Lawrence Freedman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714652061

Category: History

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This official history of the Falklands Campaign covers the origins of the 1982 war, describing the history of the dispute between Argentina and Britain over sovereignty. In 1982 an apparently trivial incident over an illegal landing by scrap-metal merchants turned into a major crisis.
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Falklands Aftermath

This book tells the story of the Falklands war after it ended. The people who were lost in the war and the numerous implications of lief after the war and how it irrevocably change many peoples lives forever.

Author: Edward Fursdon

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9780850522051

Category: History

Page: 256

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This book tells the story of the Falklands war after it ended. The people who were lost in the war and the numerous implications of lief after the war and how it irrevocably change many peoples lives forever.
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The Falklands Campaign

On 2 April 1982 in an act of unprovoked aggression against British sovereign
territory and British people Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands . The
next day they invaded South Georgia . These invasions were launched despite ...

Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Defence

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ISBN: UOM:39015019126872

Category: Argentina

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Britain and the Falklands Crisis

Explaining Britain ' s opposition to the draft resolution , Sir Anthony Parsons said
that it did not meet the criteria of an immediate ceasefire linked inseparably to the
immediate and total withdrawal of Argentine forces from the Falkland Islands .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105130810018

Category: Argentina

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Toward Resolution

To the British, they are the Falkland Islands; to the Argentines, the Malvinas.

Author: Wayne S. Smith

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1555872654

Category: History

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To the British, they are the Falkland Islands; to the Argentines, the Malvinas. The dispute between the two countries over these remote islands has smoldered since 1833, when the British expelled the few Argentine settlers and established their own colony. A century-and-a-half later, in April 1982, Argentina seized the islands by force and war ensued. By June, the islands were again under British control, but not until 1990 did Argentina and Britain formally declare an end to hostilities and resume full diplomatic and trade relations. And even now, the conflict remains unresolved and festering.
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