Logistics in the Falklands War


A Case Study in Expeditionary Warfare

By: Kenneth L Privratsky
Foreword by: Major General Julian Thompson CB, OBE

Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9781473899049
Published: 3rd April 2017
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£13.59

Logistics in the Falklands War

While many books have been written on the Falklands War, this is the first to focus on the vital aspect of logistics. The challenges were huge; the lack of preparation time; the urgency; the huge distances involved; the need to requisition ships from trade to name but four.

After a brief discussion of events leading to Argentina's invasion the book describes in detail the rush to re-organise and deploy forces, despatch a large task force, the innovative solutions needed to sustain the Task Force, the vital staging base at Ascension Island, the in-theatre resupply, the set-backs and finally the restoring of order after victory.

Had the logistics plan failed, victory would have been impossible and humiliation inevitable, with no food for the troops, no ammunition for the guns, no medical support for casualties etc.

The lessons learnt have never been more important with increasing numbers of out-of-area operations required in remote trouble spots at short notice. The Falklands experience is crucial for the education of new generations of military planners and fascinating for military buffs and this book fills an important gap.

 




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