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    DescriptionOn 2 April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. The British response was swift, some said foolhardy. The mission of the Battle Group under the command of Rear Admiral Sandy Woodward presented a challenge that seemed all but insurmountable, and it was to require men of the highest calibre, professionalism and fortitude to carry it off. It also required exceptional leadership. On that day Admiral Woodward was on Fleet exercises in the Mediterranean; a tentative desire for action expressed in his diary was ironically fulfilled as he was thrown into an experience he could never have wished for, would never repeat, and certainly will not forget. From leaving Gibraltar to his return to Brize Norton, one hundred days elapsed--and, on the way, it had been a very close call. At times reflective and personal, at other times revealing the steely logic of a supreme military tactician, these engrossing memoirs take us south through the vast, lonely waters of the Atlantic as hopes for peace faded and strategies of war evolved, then became reality, victory and aftermath. They tell of the repulse of the Argentinian navy and the defeat of their air forces; of the sinking of the Belgrano; and of the daring amphibious landing at Carlos Water, eight thousand miles from home. One Hundred Days is unique as a dramatic portrayal of the world of modern naval warfare, where equipment is of astonishing sophistication but the margins for human courage and error are as wide as in the days of Nelson; and it is unique, too, in its revelations of the mind of the commander involved in planning one of this century's most audacious ripostes to an unwelcome invader.


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    Title
    One Hundred Days
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sandy Woodward, By (author) Patrick Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781557506528
    ISBN 10: 1557506523
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    DC21: 997.11
    B&T Approval Code: N44093000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1980
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    DC22: 997.11
    B&T Approval Code: N44403000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Publisher
    Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    01 November 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Annopolis