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Forgotten Voices of the Falklands

Hugh McManners

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Genres:

History

Description:

The Falklands War was a turning point in modern British history. On the one hand, it was what some considered to be the 'last of the great Elizabethan adventures', with the Royal Navy pulling off an incredible feat of maritime warfare, under the most appallingly risky circumstances. On the other hand, it was the first war of the modern age, using satellite surveillance, computer-driven missiles, night observation devices, and all the technologically developed power of modern weaponry. It was also a conflict that could so easily have gone terribly wrong for British forces. Instead, it was a resounding military success. And yet, the conflict's significance is often overlooked. Drawing upon the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum's sound archive, which contains thousands of interviews with both soldiers and civilians, both British and Argentinean, Forgotten Voices of the Falkands War redresses the balance, presenting a complete oral history of the Falklands War. From the initial invasion of the islands to the British landings, the sinking of the Belgrano to brutal combat at Goose Green, the Argentinean surrender through to its aftermath, the book is a unique and essential chronicle of the conflict told from all sides and perspectives. It includes the visceral and often terrifying experiences of the combatants as well as the poignant and sometimes surreal recollections of the islanders caught in the middle. Utilising all the qualities that have made the Forgotten Voices series so popular, Hugh McManners, who himself fought in the Falklands War and witnessed its brutality first-hand, has created the definitive oral history on the subject.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Barrett

Length:

11h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

19:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

15:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

26:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

18:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:06


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

16:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

21:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

14:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:39