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BATTLE ATLAS of the FALKLANDS WAR 1982 by Land, Sea and Air

by Gordon Smith

HMS Plymouth, frigate (Courtesy MOD (Navy))

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Based on the book
by Gordon Smith,
published by Ian Allan 1989




"Battle of the Falkland's War" heads the list of recommended British-published books, described as "a very useful and detailed guide to the day-by-day development of the war", Argentine Army journal "Soldados", April 2000

"contributed tremendously to my knowledge of the war", Francois Heisbourg, Director, The International Institute for Strategic Studies, London

"The advantage to the reader .... is the wealth of maps and diagrams .... (as the) campaign was actually very complicated", Armed Forces

"concise and meticulous handbook describing the strategy, tactics and logistics...", Navy News


Introduction & Notes     Original Introduction & Note to Internet Page
      Reading notes & abbreviations
      People, places, events, forces
Argentine Invasion and  1.   Falkland Islands
British Response 2.   Argentina
  3.   History of Falklands dispute
  4.   South Georgia invasion
  5.   Falkland Islands invasion
  6.   Early diplomatic events
Argentine & British 7.   Argentine Armed Forces
Units Taking Part 8.   British Task Force build-up
  9.   Royal Navy warships
  10.   Fleet Air Arm squadrons
  11.   Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships
  12.   Merchant Navy ships
  13.   3 Commando Bde Royal Marines
  14.   5th Infantry Brigade
  15.   Royal Air Force role
  16.   Argentine defences on Falklands
Early British Task  17.   Advanced Group sails South
Force Movements 18.   Carrier Battle Group (CVBG) follows
  19.   Ascension Island
Preliminary British 20.   3 Cdo Bde approaches Ascension
Operations 21.   CVBG & Advanced Group join up
  22.   South Georgia retaken
  23.   Amphibious Group exercises at Ascension
  24.   ARA General Belgrano sunk
  25.   British Task Force in action
  26.   HMS Sheffield sunk
  27.   5th Infantry Bde sails on QE2
  28.   Pebble Island Raid by SAS
  29.   Amphibous Task Group joins Task force
  30.   Sea King-to-Chile incident
Summary of Losses 31.   Argentine aircraft v British ships
Inflicted and Sustained 32.   British forces v Argentine ships & aircraft
San Carlos Water Landings 33.   San Carlos Landings
and Consolidation 34.   Air Battles of 21st May 1982
  35.   Initial moves out of San Carlos
  36.   5th Infantry Bde reaches South Georgia
  37.   "Coventry" & "Atlantic Conveyor" sunk
  38.   2 Para Battle for Goose Green
  39.   3 Cdo "yomps/tabs" from San Carlos
  40.   5th Inf Bde lands at San Carlos
Approach to and  41.   3 Cdo reaches Stanley defences
Battle for Stanley 42.   Final Task Force moves
  43.   "Galahad" & "Tristram" bombed
  44.   3 Para Battle for Mount Longdon
  45.   45 Cdo Battle for Two Sisters
  46.   42 Cdo Battle for Mount Harriet
  47.   2 Para Battle for Wireless Ridge
  48.   2nd Scots Battle for Tumbledown Mountain
  49.   1/7th Gurkhas approach Mount William
Victory, Surrender, 50.   Falkland's surrender, aftermath
Part of the Price Paid 51.   British Task Force returns home
  52.   British ships lost & damaged
  53.   British aircraft lost
  54.   Argentine aircraft lost
  55.   British gallantry awards
Media     Falkland's War Books, including Bibliography
      Falkland's War Videos

see also Passing Through Ascension - a Photographic record of People, Places, Ships and Planes at Ascension during the Falklands War


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revised 31/5/13