Razor's Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War Hardcover – 9 Mar 2006
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Bicheno is not a mincer of words... he understands how battles are fought, and explains those of the Falklands perhaps better than any other writer has done... he has done us all a service by explaining them so well for a new generation. (Max Hastings DAILY MAIL)
gripping (John Keegan DAILY TELEGRAPH)
a hard-hitting account of a short, sharp war. Well written and brilliantly illustrated. In short, a cracking read. (THE GUNNER)
Very detailed, ends a lot of myths. Fascinating and illuminating battle accounts. (SCOTTISH LEGION NEWS)
The controversial memoir of a top British spy which finally reveals what really went on behind the scenes of the Falklands WarSee all Product Description
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It's damning conclusions on British foreign policy are second only to it's revulsion to the facist Argentine military regime.
This anti-facist stance does not seem to have won the support of those giving one star reviews however! Perhaps they are too right wing? I suspect the opposite to be true. Reviews from argentine sources predictably belong to the fantasy section, fittingly for a nation wedded to magical realism in literature.
Bicheno disagrees.He's bilingual in Spanish and English, and did ground research in the Falklands, tracing the route of both British and Argentine troops.His basic thesis is that the politicisation of the Argentinian armed forces since the 1930's,accelerated dramatically since the Dirty War from 1976 onwards, made them unfit to fight against trained troops who were prepared to shoot back.
However,his high Toryism (or Thatcher-worshipping) make some of this laughable. The usual right-wing view that the BBC is a den of traitors is half-expected, his hatred of anyone who disagrees with Thatcher (Michael Foot excepted, for some strange reason) is simply ludicrous.
The level of detail and factual context is excellent with some excellent research. All-in-all, one of the best military history books I have read.
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A superb book on the Falklands War and a worthy addition to the vast range of books on the subject. As other reviewers have commented on, the main core of the book concentrates on... Read morePublished 15 months ago by D. Stafford
Got to be the best Military history I have ever read, and I've read a few...
Can't recommend it highly enough to a Falklands war fan, but even if your 'subject' is elsewhere,... Read more
As the author is bi-lingual and has lived much of his life in Latin America I was hoping to read more about los Malvinas and their attitudes to ownership but his history starts... Read morePublished 17 months ago by David R. Patten
There's a first class 'bullet by bullet' of the Falklands war to be written, but I'm afraid that this isn't it... Read morePublished 24 months ago by W. Black
a great read about our history, what you don't know about the secret services!!Published 24 months ago by Gary Taylor
This book is pure synthesis and evaluation of all of the germane activities in the conflict, clearly got by the author through sheer hard work and logical deductions which has been... Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2013 by Graham P
This is just awful. I'm doing an MA assignment on the period prior to the Falklands and stumbled upon this book. I wish I hadn't. It is just poison. Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 2012 by Scott
Anyone who wants to understand the Falklands War should read this book, it's probably the best book ever written on the Falklands War, it details the war from both sides both... Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2012 by TheSkipper
Bicheno writes expertly about the battefield scenarios so if you want to know exactly what happened where and why in the Falklands Conflict this book is hard to better. Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2011 by Seanino