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Ancient History
War in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The Era of Fredrick II and Napoleon

Civil War
The British Empire
World War I

J. F. C. Fuller and B. H. Liddell Hart
World War II
Korean War
Modern Warfare
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Falkland Island War
Arab-Israeli Wars

The Nuclear Age
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Russian and Soviet Military History
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Combat Studies Institute - Falkland Islands War

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Air War: South Atlantic

Based on personal interviews with British and Argentine pilots and other officers, the authors describe all the air actions that occurred in the Falkland Islands conflict in the spring of 1982. Even though repetitious and detailed, this study is valuable.

The Battle for the Falklands

Two journalists who are military experts present a thorough, accurate, and readable account of the Falkland Islands War.


The Red and Green Life Machine: A Diary of the Falklands Field Hospital

Surgeon Commander Jolly's personal account of the medical aspects of the Falklands War is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the war.


Falklands Commando

In this Royal Artillery captain's memoir of the Falkland Islands campaign, McManners describes his daily routines and provides a personal view of a soldier aboard ships and in battle. Because of his assignment with the 148 Commando Forward Observation Battery of the Royal Artillery, whose main purpose was to control naval gunfire, he personally witnessed many significant actions in this campaign.


Operation Corporate: The Falklands War 1982

A master British military historian turns his attention to Great Britain's most recent major military conflict. The result is a readable and well-researched account of the Falklands War in which he explains the war's origins, mobilization, air warfare, the sinking of the Belgrano, and the problems of the Royal Navy in providing an effective antimissile defense for its ships. Using quotations from participants, he also evaluates the land battles.


No Picnic: 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic, 1982

In his personal narrative and campaign description focusing on operations, General Thompson, commanding officer of 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines, describes the actions of his unit from initial alert to the battles for Goose Green and Port Stanley in the Falklands.

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