"three days in June" is well worth a read if you wish to fill in more of the blanksaround the battle. The main lesson I took is that infantry soldiering has probably not changed much before or since. It was also not a short battle and all had to live in some fairly gopping conditions until the fall of Stanley, a couple of days later, all the time under shell fire from the argies. Some great feats of leadership from all ranks. Not least the humble Tom, some of whom as has already been mentioned were only 17 or 18 .