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An in depth work examining the battle at many levels.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Not Mentioned in Despatches: The History and Mythology of the Battle of Goose Green (Paperback)
A Territorial Officer, Spencer Fitz-Gibbon has produced a book examining one of the most politcally sensitive battles of the Falklands Land conflict.Unlike most authors on the subject he has visited the battlefield and not relied purely on the witness statements and maps, which can result in incorrect conclusions being drawn. His research is extensive a comprehensive biblography and refence list is included. He features the written orders given by Lt Col 'H' Jones VC and a critique of his leadership style is made. The style can appear somewhat dry at times, but this is a factual subject and Fitz-Gibbon manages to steer well away from the pitfall of jingoism that many of the previous works fell prey to. Conclusions, contraversial at times, are drawn and some criticism of authors is included. But for overall feel, this book accurately portrays the misery and confusion that prevails (on both sides)of a battle. First published whilst the Army was modernising its doctrine, it is essential reading for soldiers and interesting reading for those who study military matters.
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