Razors Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by gallowglass, Apr 20, 2006.

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  1. Good review, I particularly liked
    No pulling his punches, I must read this book.
     
  2. Thanks for the heads up on this, mate
    Cheers
     

  3. It might come as a bit of a shock to Sir David Craig (now Lord Craig of Radley) that he's dead - I think Sir John means Lord Lewin (or the sub-editor made a bit of a c0ck-up)
     
  4. I thought this was worth a bump as this is a very good book.

    Bicheno is hilarious, perhaops not always intentionally, but he is very good on both the juntas attitudes and on the military aspects of the conflict.

    A must for any Falklands scholars.
     
  5. Excellent in every way, and well-timed.

    VMT for posting.
     
  6. Thanks for bringing this to my attention - will pick up a copy this w/e.

    Interesting and telling quote from the review:

    "In the aftermath, Air Marshal Craig, Chief of the Defence Staff during the war, deprecated my reference to the totality of the British victory with the sober words: "If the Argentines had fused just seven more of their bombs correctly, we would have lost."

    Food for thought.......
     
  7. Especially considering that bomb fusing has almost certainly been everyone's specialist subject in the Fuerza Aérea Argentina ever since - and Labour have mothballed most of our ships....