One Hundred Days

One Hundred Days

The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander

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This account of the Falklands War is by the commander of the British Task Force, Admiral Sandy Woodward. On 5 April 1982, three days after the invasion of the Falkland Islands, British armed forces were ordered to sail 8,000 miles to the South Atlantic unaware of what lay ahead of them or whether they would be committed to war with Argentina. In his memoirs, Admiral Sandy Woodward, Task Force commander from the aircraft carrier Hermes, take us from day one to day 100 of the conflict; from sailing through the waters of the Atlantic with hopes of a political settlement fading, and war becoming increasingly likely, to the repulse of the Argentinian navy and the daring amphibious landing at San Carlos Water.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Pub. 2003
Edition: Fully rev. and updated ed.. --
ISBN: 9780007134670
Branch Call Number: 997.11024 Woo 2003
Characteristics: xxxviii, 511 p. : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Patrick 1939-


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Aug 07, 2013

The Admiral died on August 5, 2013.

May 16, 2011

What an interesting read with all kinds of surprising details about the rigors a modern military commander undergoes in fighting a modern naval action. (Right down to that suspense of whether he will start smoking again. And who knew that an admiral could be such a talented sketch artist?)
Even better than that, Woodward's analysis of the practical limits of all that multi-billion dollar equipment and how human ingenuity grapples with it, make this read a delight.
I really enjoyed reading this book.

May 07, 2011

One Hundred Days ----
by Patrick Robinson with: Adm. Sir John "Sandy" Woodward
c - 1997 ----

This is an Excellent read and telling of the Falkland Islands Battle. ----

Adm. Sir John "Sandy" Woodward
, co-authors this book about when: Argentina takes' over the Falklands. And the actions that follow. ----

Enjoy! ----


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