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.
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
IMAGE: B2528.jpg6 BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/mjcbyr3 LINKS: 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: