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This is an auction for NO PICNIC - 3 COMMANDO BRIGADE IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC: 1982, by Major-General Julian Thompson. reviews:

"Of course, fighting a war is always difficult - but when you're conducting an amphibious campaign over 8000 miles from home, the task becomes Herculean. Such were the circumstances in the Falklands in 1982 where, in the unforgiving climate of the South Atlantic, the outnumbered British struggled to defeat Argentina's troops. Written by the commander of British land forces there, this account of the war reveals the frustrations, hardships, and ultimately the success of a campaign regarded by many as a mission impossible."

"FIVE STARS!!! This book is an excellent memoir that anybody with an interest in the Falklands War, or in the Royal Marines, would be well advised to read. It is an easy read, but this doesn't detract from the fact that it is a serious piece of work that will hopefully have enduring value."

"FIVE STARS!!!!! I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down. The author was frank in his criticisms and flowing in his praise. I thought the descriptions of the tactical battles from the brigade commander's perspective were fascinating. The diagrams of 3 Commando Brigade's major battles were invaluable in digesting the detailed narrative and fully appreciating the enormity of the Brigade's mission. The professionalism and proficiency of this storied unit is given its just due. I think the true legacy of this text for me was how it has ignited a curiosity in me to read more about The Battle of the Falklands."

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Hardback 1985.

201 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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