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Invasion 1982: The Falkland Islanders Story

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    Graham Bound(Author)
Falkland Islanders were the first British people to come under enemy occupation since the Channel Islanders during the Second World War. This book tells how islanders' warnings were ignored in London, how their slim defences gave way to a massive invasion, and how they survived occupation.While some established a cautiously pragmatic modus vivendi with the occupiers, some Islanders opted for active resistance. Others joined advancing British troops, transporting ammunition and leading men to the battlefields.Islanders' leaders and 'trouble makers' faced internal exile, and whole settlements were imprisoned, becoming virtual hostages. A new chapter about Falklands history since 1982 reveals that while the Falklands have benefited greatly from Britain's ongoing commitment to them, a cold war continues in the south Atlantic. To the annoyance of the Argentines, the islands have prospered, and may now be poised on the brink of an oil bonanza.

Graham Bound was born in the Falklands, and returned there to see for himself the profound ways in which his homeland has changed. He considers what islanders have gained and lost, the challenges they face and why they may soon be at the centre of another South Atlantic crisis.

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Graham Bound(Author)
  • Pen & Sword Military; Reprint edition (23 Mar. 2016)
  • English
  • 3
  • History
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  • By logman on 1 August 2016

    I bought the book becuase I fought during the war and wanted to read abvout the civillians view point, voices which often go unheard and very raley documented but are so important to give a fair and balanced record for history, This is book certaily gives it. I wasn't diasapointed. Very well researched. I highly recommend it.

  • By Footloose on 25 April 2016

    Fascinating read - I have visited the Falklands several times and read numerous books about the islands and the conflict. This book tells the story of the islanders, their strength and community and some amazing heroics. This is a must read for anyone who has a love for these special islands and their people

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