Hugh Bicheno

The Falklands at First-Hand

Scram! The Gripping First-Hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands

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Down South: A Falklands War Diary

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The Yompers: With 45 Commando in the Falklands War

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Seven years ago I set out to read everything that had been published in English and Spanish about the Falklands War for my twenty-fifth anniversary book Razor’s Edge, subtitled ‘The Unofficial History’ in the knowledge that Lawrence Freedman’s imminent official history would be focused on British policy-making. Apart from some insights about the origins of the war that I was able to provide from personal experience as an intelligence officer in Buenos Aires in the 1970s, I focused on the land campaign because I thought the air and naval aspects of the campaign had been adequately covered – indeed, as far as the RAF’s rather pointless heavy bomber sorties were concerned, disproportionately so.

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