Battle Story Goose Green 1982

Battle Story  Goose Green 1982
Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780752492568

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The Battle of Goose Green was the first and longest land conflict of the Falklands War, which was fought between British and Argentine forces in 1982. The British forces, attacking over featureless, wind-swept and boggy ground, were heavily outnumbered and lacked fire support, but brilliantly defeated the Argentine garrison in a fourteen-hour struggle. If you want to understand what happened and why – read Battle Story. Detailed profiles examine the personalities of the British and Argentine commanders, including that of Victoria Cross winner Lt Col 'H' Jones. First-hand accounts offer an insight into this remarkable fourteen-hour struggle against the odds. Detailed maps explore the area of Darwin Hill and Goose Green, and the advance of the British forces. Photographs place you at the centre of this pivotal battle. Orders of battle show the composition of the opposing forces' armies. Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this crucial battle.

Goose Green 1982

Goose Green 1982
Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-02-20
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781459733954

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The Battle of Goose Green was the first major land conflict of the Falklands War. The Battle for Goose Green has become an integral part of the Falklands story, and yet it nearly didn’t take place at all. Originally earmarked to be isolated, Goose Green was eventually attacked due to the loss of momentum in the invasion force. The British 2 Para Regiment were deployed against the 12th Argentinean Regiment, which numbered about 1,200 men. The British believed that the Argentinean force numbered at least half this and set off with a strength of 690 men. They took two days’ rations, weapons, and ammunition in the belief that it would be a swift conquest. There followed a bitter and bloody fight as the Argentine forces fiercely defended Goose Green. Despite reconnaissance, the British were hampered by trench systems that they had been unaware of. Eventually the Argentines were forced to surrender, with 961 men captured, 145 taken prisoner during the fighting, and 47 killed. It was the first major engagement of the Falklands War.

Goose Green 1982

Goose Green 1982
Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-02-20
Genre: History
ISBN: 1459733932

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A battle that helped decide a rare modern confrontation between an imperial power and an emerging one over territory is expertly related and explained by a leading historian, with detailed illustrations and supplementary facts.

Logistics in the Falklands War

Logistics in the Falklands War
Author: Kenneth L Privratsky
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2016-08-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781473823129

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While many books have been written on the Falklands War, this is the first to focus on the vital aspect of logistics. The challenges were huge; the lack of preparation time; the urgency; the huge distances involved; the need to requisition ships from trade to name but four.??After a brief discussion of events leading to Argentina's invasion the book describes in detail the rush to re-organise and deploy forces, despatch a large task force, the innovative solutions needed to sustain the Task Force, the vital staging base at Ascension Island, the in-theatre resupply, the set-backs and finally the restoring of order after victory.??Had the logistics plan failed, victory would have been impossible and humiliation inevitable, with no food for the troops, no ammunition for the guns, no medical support for casualties etc.??The lessons learnt have never been more important with increasing numbers of out-of-area operations required in remote trouble spots at short notice. The Falklands experience is crucial for the education of new generations of military planners and fascinating for military buffs and this book fills an important gap.

Goose Green

Goose Green
Author: Nigel Ely
Publsiher: John Blake
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2022-02-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781789465600

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*As featured in the landmark BBC2 documentary Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story* Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Falklands war 'There was a time when we did extraordinary things.' On 28 May 1982, 450 men of the 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment - 2 Para - went into action to retake the settlement of Goose Green on East Falkland, where more than 1,000 Argentine soldiers were holding 119 Falkland Islanders - men, women, children and one baby - in squalid conditions. Forty years on, Goose Green is still the biggest and bloodiest battle the British Army has fought in modern times. This book is the living narrative of the battle told by the very men who fought it; not just the soldiers of 2 Para, but also the SAS, the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy, and others, in more than a hundred exclusive and untold personal accounts. Some are extremely funny, some touching, and some heart-breaking. All were recorded face to face, the speakers' own words adding a gritty authenticity to each account and conveying the confusion and terror of battle, as well as the courage and selflessness of men in action. Goose Green is a book that goes beyond the official histories and the many memoirs to bring to life the first and, as it turned out, the decisive battle of this country's outstanding campaign to retake the Falkland Islands from a foreign invader. This is a true story of a great victory against all the odds, told by the men who fought it.

Goose Green

Goose Green
Author: Mark Adkin
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000-07-06
Genre: Falkland Islands War, 1982
ISBN: 0304354961

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Goose Green was the first land battle of the Falklands War. It was also the longest, the hardest-fought, the most controversial and the most important to win. What began as a raid became a vicious, 14-hour infantry struggle, in which 2 Para - outnumbered, exhausted, forced to attack across open ground in full daylight, and with inadequate fire support - lost their commanding officer, and almost lost the action.This is the only full-length, detailed account of this crucial battle. Drawing on the eye-witness accounts of both British and Argentinian soldiers who fought at Goose Green, and their commanders' narratives, it has become the definitive account of most important and controversial land battle of the Falklands War. A compelling story of men engaged in a battle that hung in the balance for hours, in which Colonel 'H' Jones' solo charge against an entrenched enemy won him a posthumous V.C., and which for both sides was a gruelling and often terrifying encounter.

Not Mentioned in Despatches

Not Mentioned in Despatches
Author: Spencer Fitz-Gibbon
Publsiher: James Clarke & Co.
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2001
Genre: Falkland Islands War, 1982
ISBN: 0718830164

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This controversial and very readable work examines in detail the decisive events of the Falklands War. With maps and diagrams the author takes us through the build-up to the conflict and the different stages of the battle, right up to the final surrender.

Goose Green

Goose Green
Author: Mark Adkin
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2022-03-31
Genre: Falkland Islands War, 1982
ISBN: 1474626254

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