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Battle for the Falklands (2)--Naval Forces
Item Number: MAA134
Period: 20th Century
Scale: No Scale
Authors: Adrian English, Anthony Watts.
Paperback; November 1982; 48 pages; ISBN: 9780850454925
In the early hours of the chilly late-autumn morning, April 2 1982, substantial forces of Argentine Marines, with heavy naval and air support, had invaded the Falkland islands, quickly and almost bloodlessly overwhelming a token garrison of Royal Marines. The following day Argentine forces also invaded the Falklands dependency of South Georgia, forcing the garrison of just 22 Royal Marines to surrender - though not before they had inflicted disproportionately heavy losses on their attackers. In this companion to Men-at-Arms 133 & 135 Adrian English and Anthony Watts examine the naval forces of both sides who fought in the battle for the Falklands.