Exocet Falklands: The Untold Story of Special Forces Operations

Exocet Falklands The Untold Story of Special Forces Operations This is a revelatory account of three untabulated special forces operations Plum Duff Mikado and Kettledrum that failed to destroy Argentina s Exocet missiles during the Falkland s campaign In

  • Title: Exocet Falklands: The Untold Story of Special Forces Operations
  • Author: Ewen Southby-Tailyour
  • ISBN: 9781783463879
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a revelatory account of three untabulated special forces operations, Plum Duff, Mikado and Kettledrum, that failed to destroy Argentina s Exocet missiles during the 1982 Falkland s campaign In that context alone this book is of international military importance.Using previously unknown material and through interviewing key players who have remained silent for 30 yThis is a revelatory account of three untabulated special forces operations, Plum Duff, Mikado and Kettledrum, that failed to destroy Argentina s Exocet missiles during the 1982 Falkland s campaign In that context alone this book is of international military importance.Using previously unknown material and through interviewing key players who have remained silent for 30 years, Ewen Southby Tailyour has finally established the truth that it has taken so long reflects the sensitivities, both military and personal, involved.Interviews with the SAS officer commanding Operation Plum Duff, members of the reconnaissance patrol for Operation Mikado, plus the navigator of the helicopter that flew eight troopers into Tierra del Fuego, has allowed the author to describe the tortuous events that led, instead, to a significant survival story.The RAF pilots tasked with crash landing two Hercules onto Rio Grande during Operation Mikado have spoken of the extraordinary procedures they developed so has the captain of the British submarine involved.The Super Etendard pilots who sank HMS Sheffield and MV Atlantic Conveyor and then attacked HMS Invincible, plus a key member of the Argentine special forces and the brigadier defending Rio Grande, add credence, depth and gravitas to the saga.Exocet Falklands is a groundbreaking work of investigative military history.

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    1. This is an excellent book.In a nutshell, the Brits were impressed by the Israelis pulling off the spectacular Entebbe raid (reading a book on this as we speak), so they say, hey, we have the Hercules, maybe we can land it on an airstrip, too! Thus beginneth a series of major cockups that are told in this book.The author does an excellent job (having intimate knowledge with the subject at hand) telling about all the rivalries between services, zero communication, horrible planning, audicious idea [...]

    2. Give you perspective of the special operations that where vlose to happend Good for the special operations part, lack of more information about the war and how all developed in the way they do

    3. The French-made Exocet anti-ship missile played a major role in the Falklands war. Although Argentina had only a small number of the air-launched version their presence was a constant worry for the British task force and a significant influence on tactics.This is the story of special forces operations, for the most part planned but not carried out, to destroy the missiles on the Argentine mainland. Like many military operations its a story of errors, of commanders not knowing what was happening [...]

    4. Not so long agoThis conflict was not many years ago this book will help you understand more about politics and how our troops operate in very difficult circumstances.

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