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An Island Too Far

Argentine Navy Operations during the Falklands/Malvinas War

Series : Latin America@War

Author : Jorge Boveda

An Island Too Far : Argentine Navy Operations during the Falklands/Malvinas War

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General - Pages : 88 | Images : 100 photos, 4 maps, 12 colour profiles

Paperback - Size : 297mm x 210mm | Helion Book Code : HEL1312

The Argentine Navy in the Falklands/Malvinas War provides a contemporary perspective of the baptism of fire of one of the oldest, most resourceful and well-trained war fighting institutions in Latin America: The Argentine Navy. It offers a rare insight into the relationship between institutional culture and modern warfare, with specific reference to the Falklands/Malvinas War of 1982, and is a case study of how a very modest navy with very few naval platforms engaged in a limited war against a major naval power and nevertheless was able to make its mark.

This book examines the institutional culture that accounts for a great deal of the activities and rationale of the Argentine Navy as an instrument of state policy and includes a detailed reconstruction of all operations by the Argentine Navy during the Falklands/Malvinas War. The Falklands/Malvinas campaign was a major naval landmark for the Argentine Navy, but the influence of institutional culture was clearly identifiable in the actions of the service as a whole.

The Argentine Navy in the Falklands/Malvinas War, provides a much needed cultural interpretation of the Argentine Navy, and is essential reading for anyone interested in modern Argentine naval history and strategy. It includes over 100 photographs, specially commissioned maps and unique colour profiles.

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