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Island base : Ascension Island in the Falklands War

Author: Bob McQueen, Captain.
Publisher: Caithness, Scotland, UK : Whittles Publishing, [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The previously untold story of how Ascension Island was crucial to the success of British operations during the Falklands War. The book recounts this unique event and how a facility consisting of next to nothing was turned into the advanced logistics base for one of the most daring and successful displays of military force at long range in the reclamation of British interests. This is the story of how Ascension  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob McQueen, Captain.
ISBN: 9781904445180 1904445187
OCLC Number: 62735882
Description: xi, 123 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Letter from first sea lord --
Ch. 1. The island --
Ch. 2. Island bases and aircraft carriers --
Ch. 3. The logistics miracle --
Ch. 4. Naval party 1222 --
rebuilding helicopters and moving stores/people --
Ch. 5. Operation Black Buck --
Ch. 6. A ship's tale, HMS Alacrity --
Ch. 7. A view of Ascension Island from SS Atlantic conveyor --
Ch. 8. The amphibious task group commander's story --
Ch. 9. The royal naval regulators --
Ch. 10. Argentine prisoners of war --
Ch. 11. An American tale --
Ch. 12. A civilian's tale --
Ch. 13. A resident's perspective --
Ch. 14. Perceptions of commanding officer 3rd commando brigade --
Ch. 15. Ubique --
the sappers were there --
Ch. 16. Ascension Island revisited.
Other Titles: Ascension Island in the Falklands War
Responsibility: [compiled by] Captain Bob McQueen CBE RN.

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