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This book contains a lot of detail about the RAF's raid on Stanley Airport during the Falklands War, but it doesn't live up to the hype. There is no doubting the bravery of the RAF crews, knowingly flying into harms way, and their determination to overcome the problems with fuel and weather they faced. It's not in the same league as the 1943 Damn Busters raid as claimed!
However, it all seemed to be completely pointless and more to do with the RAF PR machine than the war effort. The politics are not really discussed, but the existance of the book in itself backs up Sharkey Ward's claim in his book about the Sea Harriers in the Falklands Conflict, that the RAF has a very slick publicity machine.
There is a lot of technical detail about refueling and electronic countermeasures, that make it a bit tedious, even though White's writing is good.
Not my favourite book, sorry