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Forgotten Voices of the Falklands: Part One, Fatal Miscalculations: The Killing Begins | [Hugh McManners]

Forgotten Voices of the Falklands: Part One, Fatal Miscalculations: The Killing Begins

In April 1982, Argentina surprised the world by invading the Falkland Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The tiny islands had long been the subject of a fierce territorial dispute between Argentina and the UK, and the occupation quickly escalated into a terrifying full-blown conflict between the two countries.
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In April 1982, Argentina surprised the world by invading the Falkland Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The tiny islands had long been the subject of a fierce territorial dispute between Argentina and the UK, and the occupation quickly escalated into a terrifying full-blown conflict between the two countries.

This first volume describes the response to the invasion: amidst a round of defence cuts, the armed services were asked to conduct a war half-a-world away. How did they meet the logistical challenge? How did the first engagements with the enemy match expectations?

Drawing upon the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive, Forgotten Voices of the Falklands presents the first complete oral history of the Falklands War. This audiobook is a unique and essential chronicle of the conflict from all sides and perspectives, told in the participants' own voices.

©2007 Hugh McManners and the Imperial War Museum; (P) Random House

What the Critics Say

"Forgotten Voices of the Falklands, the latest Imperial War Museum oral history, brings sharply home the heroics and obscenities of war. Hearing those involved talk about the 1982 conflict conjures up images more vivid than any photograph..."(Christina Hardyment)

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  • Donald
    Canton, GA, United States
    09/08/11
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    "Fractured"

    This recordings audio is terrible, it contains various people recounting their stories but was not mixed in anyway. Some passages are loud some are soft and alot of background noise at times. The hodgepodge of information makes it all but impossible to piece together the order of the conflict. I would not recommend this to anyone, and I listened to all three books.

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  • Martin
    KNOXVILLE, TN, United States
    13/03/10
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    "Excellent series one person mumbles"

    The who Forgotten Voices series is quite excellent. There is, unfortunately, one individual who when interviewed (Gerald Cheek) who mumbles so badly that he is unintelligible at very best. They should have read this persons responses. There are times when you can't understand a single word. Every other person interviewed is clear as a bell by comparison.

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