Pebble Island, The Falklands War 1982

This revised anniversary edition is a very welcome edition, packed with insight and images. The Royal Navy assembled a Task Force in double quick time, sailed 8,000 miles and gave the Argentine bandits a drubbing – classic Empire Strikes Back. – Very Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Pebble Island, The Falklands War 1982
FILE: R2528
AUTHOR: Francis MacKay, Jon Cooksey
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES:  121
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Falklands War, Argies, bandits, invasion, liberation, Free 
Falkland Islands, SAS, SBS, Falklands Task Force, kayaks, special 
forces, night attack, Pucara

ISBN: 1-47389-295-3

IMAGE: B2528.jpg6
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DESCRIPTION: This revised anniversary edition is a very welcome 
edition, packed with insight and images. The Royal Navy assembled a 
Task Force in double quick time, sailed 8,000 miles and gave the 
Argentine bandits a drubbing – classic Empire Strikes Back. – Very 
Highly Recommended.

The politicians who have tried to manage/direct the decline of Great 
Britain for 70 years have a great deal to answer for. They took 
their eye off the ball and a bunch of Argentine bandits thought to 
chance their arms and invade a tiny group of British Territories in 
the South Atlantic, confident that Great Britain was no more. They 
got a very unpleasant shock as the British brought together a fleet 
of some 100 ships in a few weeks and sailed South. Once again, 
British servicemen and women acted with great gallantry to correct 
the incompetence of venal politicians to free the Falkland Islanders 
from an oppressive and ignorant invader.

This book charts the daring raid by British Special Forces on the 
Argentine attack Pucara aircraft based on Pebble Island. It was a 
classic master stroke that repeated the exploits of the SAS in North 
Africa in WWII when they launched raids deep behind German lines to 
destroy Luftwaffe warplanes on the ground.

This is a stirring tale of how the 22 SAS and attachments lifted off 
HMS Hermes and headed to the remote Pebble Island. Their task was to 
destroy Pucara attack aircraft that would threaten the planned 
landings at San Carlos. The raid was the largest raid of its type by 
the SAS in a quarter of a century. It was pressed with determination, 
courage and skill, achieving total success.

The author has covered the Argentine threat, the planning and 
preparation for the SAS raid, its execution and includes sections of 
opposing forces and weapons. The illustration in coloured sketches, 
maps and photographs is superb. The only omission is the famous 
cartoon which is reproduced here: