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Author Topic: Falklands War suggested reading  (Read 561 times)

Offline italwars

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Re: Falklands War suggested reading
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 12:47:48 AM »
Thanks for your suggestions..i'll take into accounts what you said...
I know the moving history of the Guardsman experience and his struggle trough some videos..i 'll certainly buy his book
i've also recently  seen Illuminados por el fuego ...well it's certainly a sensible fiction...maybe a low budget moovie but we are talking of something very near and dramatic so i cannot expect an Hollywood type moovie of course..
While i find "an ungentleman act" that you probably also saw..quite dry 

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Re: Falklands War suggested reading
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 01:33:48 PM »
As van der Bjil is concerned, I have not read his Falklands one, but I read the one on the Confrontation and it is excellent, plenty of gaming ideas and good maps.

Julian and Mike had always been very forthcoming with information, like how the beachhead ended up in San Carlos. We even gamed the campaign several year ago. Back in time also Admiral Woodward was quite helpful, even if got the impression he was more concerned in running his carrier force rather than in the whole operation. On the plus side he was an Harpoon player back in time! He also wrote the introduction to one of the edition.  As Mike point's out in his book, the command situation was quite muddled. Bascially no one had even addressed the possibility of real conflict until the last second. When Julian took over 3rd Brigade he was told my the minister to not worry about landings, because he would have been administratively moved to Denmark in case of war. I think the only one with some real landing experience at the time was Nick Vaux, because he was a platoon commander in Suez back in 56...

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