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Battle Story Goose Green 1982

Battle Story Goose Green 1982 [Kindle Edition]

Gregory Fremont-Barnes
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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 embarded 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 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 c. 690 men. They took two days's rations, weapons and ammunition in the belief that it woud 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.

About the Author

Gregory Fremont-Barnes is senior lecturer in War Studies at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He has previously lectured around the world and holds a doctorate in Modern History from Oxford. He has written widely on military history, and currently lectures at Sandhurst on the conduct of the Falklands War. He lives in Surrey.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1973 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Spellmount (31 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AZ17TTY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money 17 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Within an hour of starting this book I was ready to give up:

Within the first few pages we are told that an NCO is a "newly commissioned" officer, rifle platoons in the British Infantry are commanded by captains, the GPMG is an updated version of the Bren Gun and MILAN is a "shoulder fired" anti armour weapon. It continues like this throughout and towards the end there is a photograph of what is obviously a British soldier with the caption "An Argentine soldier carrying a submachine-gun".

All of which is a shame, because the text is well-written and the story of the battle clearly told; a pity then that neither author nor editor appear to have even basic military knowledge.

Buy Mark Adkins' excellent book instead, but if you do decide to get this one, get the actual paper version as the maps on the Kindle version are unreadable.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre. 3 April 2014
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Much has been written about this battle much of it just plain wrong. I am sorry to say that I do not think this book added much to what has already been written.
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