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4.0 out of 5 stars A good account of the responsiblities of command
One of the most interesting things about the book is the new foreward that Admiral Woodward has written to accompany this new edition. In it he acknowledges the communications problems that beset the British during the war, and the problems that led to with some of his opposite numbers such as Brigadier Thompson and Commander Mike Clapp (who commanded the amphibious...
Published on 13 May 2003 by Tim62

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2.0 out of 5 stars It could have been such a good book but unfortunately his many attempts to rewrite history ...
This book is difficult to review. It is, as it says, a senior officer recounting the campaign as he saw it, and it provides an interesting account of fighting a war in difficult circumstances. What spoils the book is the high level of post event rationalisation that is undertaken by the author as he almost continuously tries to get his side of the story across. It could...
Published 7 months ago by J. Archibald


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3.0 out of 5 stars Sharky Ward's book is better. But does highlight the confusion of war and ..., 20 May 2015
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Sharky Ward's book is better. But does highlight the confusion of war and the Royal Navy's unhealthy obsession with glorifying sending young men to their death with nonsensical command decisions in the finest traditions of the navy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant account of one man's experiences in the pressure cooker ..., 22 Aug. 2014
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A brilliant account of one man's experiences in the pressure cooker of military leadership under fire. Sandy Woodward had to make hard decisions, and events proved he made the right ones. A great read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars honest and straight talking p, 9 Mar. 2015
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Great read, shows how much a leader needs to be confident in own abilities and stand by their decision making, albeit not always apparent to those in the reporting line or further afield from the top.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading, 21 May 2015
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This is essential reading for anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict, modern naval warfare, or the current thinking that the Armed Forces are a luxury rather than a necessity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Respectfully fascinating, 8 Sept. 2014
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Great book that gives a warts and all account of war while at the same time granting a rare insight into the thoughts of a leader under considerable pressure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Jan. 2015
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Excellent from the start!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read Though Necessarily a Bit Heavy-Going in Places, 3 Nov. 2014
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Despite being necessarily somewhat detailed, this excellent book gives a very readable account of the Falkland Islands campaign.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A tremendous read, 22 Sept. 2013
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A measured and fascinating personal and professional account. I would recommend it to all who followed this war. \very thorough.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good and sincere account of command, 6 Jan. 2015
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Enjoyed the honesty and sincerity of the author and most of all the guts and determination of those sent to do his bidding
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected senior officer's view of the War., 23 Feb. 2014
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Very interesting view from a very senior officer on the overall handling of the Falklands war. A very good read
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