An excellent, concise account of a brutal little war largely forgotten about.
The Author is a Career Soldier, and product of a 'Military Family' and educated accordingly (long time since I read it, but included University of Grenoble I recall). He was then processed by the Green Machine of the UK Forces. But perhaps more importantly, retained his personal interest in small boat sailing.
What appeared to be a chance (and deliberate) 'bad posting' by a higher rank "Desk Driver" placed the Author in The Falklands - well before the conflict.
A thoughtful and precise man, he followed his hobby sailing and charting the waters around the islands including a wealth of data on harbours inlets and possible landing spots.
Then it happened, and his efforts helped Britain.
It is amazing to realise now that it is almost thirty years since this war. The book is most enjoyable, and I am sorry I sent mine to the charity shop.
Somewhere it contains part of a haunting poem 'The Dead Marine' (no not the hundreds of schmaltzee web ones - this is a well written one about British Royal Marines going back Centuries). Let me know if you find it or the author.