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Signals from the Falklands : the Navy in the Falklands conflict : an anthology of personal experience

Author: John Winton
Publisher: London : L. Cooper, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As John Winton, the best and most authoritative writer on current naval matters, says in the foreword to this book, 'The Navy has never been known for its flair for publicity... Again and again during the Falklands War it seems to me that the chances of giving the Navy a 'chuck-up' were being fumbled... so when the ships began to come home I let it be known that I was going to compile a book on the Navy's part in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Personal narratives, British
Correspondence
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Winton
ISBN: 0850524296 9780850524291
OCLC Number: 46640368
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xv, 238 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Leaving for the South Atlantic, from HMS Invincible: The Falklands Deployment 2nd April-17 September, 1992 --
Letters to Susie / Arthur Gould --
Endurance's War: Letter of Fleet C. P. O. Geoffrey Cox of 13 June, 1983 --
'You've Got to Get On, John': The Rescue of the SAS From South Georgia and the Attack on the Submarine Santa Fe. Extracts from a Diary / C. J. Parry --
Dealing With the Press / Rupert Nichol South Atlantic Island [Ascension] / Vox Non Incerta and Robert McQueen --
Conqueror's War Patrol / Christopher Wreford-Brown --
The Loss of HMS Sheffield / 'Sam' Salt --
HMS Sheffield Statements for Probate --
Disbelief / Rupert Nichol --
Atlantic Conveyor from Recollections of the Falklands Campaign from the Senior Naval Officer SS Atlantic Conveyor / Michael Layard --
The Loss of HMS Ardent / Ken Enticknapp --
Casevac Sortie / Rick Jolly 'It's Them Argies, Sir, They're Going to Cause a Flippin' Accident One Day' [HMS Argonaut] / Canopus and C. H. Layman --
'It Suddenly Dawned on Me What It Was All About --
We Were at War' [HMS Antelope] / Jeffrey ('Bunny') Warren --
'We Were Determined, We Had the Kit, We Had the Fleet ...' [HMS Plymouth] / Ken Napier --
Premonition from Letters of May, 1982 written to his wife Christine / Glen Robinson-Moltke HMS Coventry in the Falklands Conflict --
A Personal Story / David Hart Dyke --
'Give us Your Hand, Mate, and Climb In, Standing Room Only, But the Beer's Good' / R. S. (Sam) McFarlane --
The Thirty Day Wonder [Atlantic Conveyor] from Recollections of the Falklands Campaign / Michael Layard --
Life in Two Yankee [HMS Andromeda] / N. J. Hall --
Poet's Corner from HMS Penelope's Ship's Magazine --
Letters to the Task Force from HMS Broadsword Falklands, 1982 'What I Did During the Summer Holidays...' / Robin Kent --
Every Corner of the Sky, Letter from Captain of HMS Hermes to Director of Public Relations (Navy), 22 March, 1983 / Lt. D. A. B. Smith --
The Gloom Room, by SWEO, from HMS Broadsword Falklands, 1982 --
A Falklands Cruise [SS Canberra] / Martin Reed --
Five Star Wars [QE2] / B. Warlow --
Everyone Wanted Stromness / J. B. Dickinson --
Mabel / Peter Moore RFA Sir Galahad --
The Demise of a Gallant Knight / P. J. Roberts --
'It Was Like Something Out of a Nightmare...' / Rick Jolly --
Tuesday 8 June: The Day the Luck Ran Out / Ken Napier --
The 116-Day War Patrol [HMS Onyx] / Andrew Johnson --
Impressions of the Falklands Crisis / Charles E. Stewart --
Action Damage / R. K. Pudduck --
Advance Party in San Carlos Bay, from NP 1810 MSV Stena Seaspread Falkland Islands, 1982 --
Engineer's Ingenuity / Ted Horlick Leadership in the Falklands Campaign [HMS Intrepid] / (PEDE) P. Dingemans --
Going Home / 'Sam' Salt --
Argonaut's Homecoming, letter of 7 October, 1983, from a Staff Public Relations Officer --
The View from the Flag Bridge / John Woodward.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by John Winton.

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An anthology of personal record of what it was like to serve in the South Atlantic, written by the men and women who were there, with a linking commentary by the author. The bulk of the material is  Read more...

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