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Falklands: Voyage To War [Kindle Edition]

James Barrington
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Book Description

Spring 1982. The government of Argentina seizes control of an obscure group of islands in the South Atlantic. And the Falklands War, the last great naval conflict of the 20th century, is about to begin.

On board the HMS Illustrious a young naval officer started keeping a diary of the voyage to the South Atlantic - the story of a young man embarking on a terrifying adventure from which he couldn't know if he would return alive.

Ghost-written from the original diaries by the best-selling military thriller writer James Barrington 'Falklands: Voyage To War' gives a fascinating glimpse into the psychology of a junior officer going into conflict for the first time. The anxiety, anticipation and excitement are captured in brilliant detail, as is the intense planning and preparation that went into recapturing the island.

It is a unique insight into one of the most famous British military victories.

'Falklands: Voyage To War' is a must-read for fans of real-life military stories such as Sniper One, 3 Para or Apache Down.

James Barrington is a trained military pilot and the author of worldwide best-sellers such as 'Manhunt', 'Payback' and 'Overkill'.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.

Product Details

  • File Size: 336 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (May 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00829N0ZI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #623,713 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTED!! April 13, 2014
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I thought that the story was going to be about the war and not the ship. The author spent too much time talking about the ship
and not its affect on the war.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well done personal view March 5, 2014
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This is the first book I've read on the Falklands. It was an interesting take on not the actual fighting but the mundane everyday happenings during war.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting in a different way October 7, 2013
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Although this does not contain actual combat coverage or combat information, it was very interesting. The book really shows how the Royal Navy brought a new Carrier online in just six weeks instead of many months! Amazing. The book is a diary and it contains a fair amount of humor especially when the carrier made port calls in the US. I'm glad I read it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Diary of Life Aboard September 21, 2013
By sayla
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This certainly wasn't a book to hold the interest as so much of the information was repetitive entries about the predictable life of an officer on a warship. There was no overall appreciation of the Falklands incident and as such the book is very limited in its scope. The were interesting snippets on ship design and testing, and a bit on operational issues in training and the time in the war zone. Other than that the only significant entries were the shore leave at Philadephia on the way home and a bit of a review of the Falklands history and political assessment of the developing storm. It is what it is - a sailor's diary.
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Let's get things straight right away. This book is not about the battle to retake the Falkland Islands. It is the diary of a British officer serving on a carrier bound from Britain to relieve another carrier already on station at the Falkland Islands - after most all the conflict is over. While many of the anecdotes are of interest and the repetitive and often dreary day-to-day life aboard ship are well depicted, the proliferation of British naval terms and the lack of other than sporadic drama do tend to make this a bit dull at times. The return trip to England features a stopover in Florida and I found some of the comments on American life at that time really fascinating.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not really a voyage to war. February 25, 2013
By Lefty
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The author of this book writes very entertainingly and gives a good insight into what it takes to get a new ship ready for action and to get to a war station -- but all of the book happens AFTER the war is effectively over. NOT an account of any of the Falklands action.
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