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eBook No Picnic: 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic : 1982 epub

by Julian Thompson

eBook No Picnic: 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic : 1982 epub
  • ISBN: 0850523044
  • Author: Julian Thompson
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Ethnic & National
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Leo Cooper; Reprint, Subsequent edition (April 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • ePUB size: 1636 kb
  • FB2 size 1553 kb
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This is Brigadier Julian Thompson's story: he led 3 Commando Brigade who bore the brunt of the fighting. This gives a good view from the No. 3 Commando from Julian Thompson.

This is Brigadier Julian Thompson's story: he led 3 Commando Brigade who bore the brunt of the fighting. Worth getting if like me you enjoy factual information on this period.

I read Major General Julian Thompson's 3 Commando Brigade in the Falklands: No Picnic after reading Amphibious Assault Falklands: The Battle of San Carlos Water by Commodore Michael Clapp. The two books are excellent complements to each other. Just as Clapp telld the story of the Falklands campaign from the amphibious commander's perspective, Thompson tells the story from the perspective of the land forces commander then as a brigade commander under General Jeremy Moore.

Major General Julian Howard Atherden Thompson, CB, OBE (born 7 October 1934) is a military historian and former Royal Marines officer who commanded 3 Commando Brigade during the Falklands War. Thompson was born on 7 October 1934 to Major A. J. Thompson DSO MC and Mary Stearns Thompson (née Krause). He was educated at Sherborne School, an all-boys public school in Dorset.

two Argentine UH-1 helicopters drop a patrol of about "sixteen" men in the vicinity of Top Malo House, a deserted shepherd's house 400 . Thompson, Julian (1985), No picnic: 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic.

two Argentine UH-1 helicopters drop a patrol of about "sixteen" men in the vicinity of Top Malo House, a deserted shepherd's house 400 metres (440 yd) from their position. As it was getting dark, a Harrier GR3 strike against the house was ruled out and as the location was out of artillery range, this option was also dismissed. Instead, the British planned an assault early on the morning of 31 May, with the designated force landing by helicopter in dead ground about 1,000 metres (1,100 yd) away from the objective. Coordinates: 51°37′S 58°27′W, 5. 17°S 5. 50°W, -5. 17; -5. 50.

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This book tells how in 1982 Britain went to war with Argentina, whose .

This book tells how in 1982 Britain went to war with Argentina, whose troops had invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, a British Crown Colony.

Thompson, Julian, No Picnic: 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic, 1982, Hippocrene, 1985. The Lifeblood of War Logistics in Armed Conflict, Brassey’s, 1991. Thornborough, Anthony, Sky Spies - The Decades of Airborne Reconnaissance, Arms and Armour, 1993. Time-Life Books, Sky Soldiers, 1991. Time-Life Books, Special Forces and Missions, 1990. Toffler, Alvin and Heidi, War and Anti-War - Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century, Little Brown, 1993. Toscano, Louis, Triple Cross: Israel, the Atomic Bomb and the Man Who Spilled the Secrets, Birch Lane Press, 1990

Major General Julian Thompson first wrote No Picnic when the momentous events of April - June 1982 were fresh in his mind.

Major General Julian Thompson first wrote No Picnic when the momentous events of April - June 1982 were fresh in his mind. No-one therefore is better qualified to tell the extraordinary story of there-taking of the Falkland Islands from the Argentinians.

Now that ten years have passed since the Falklands War, Julian Thompson has decided to revise and update completely his bestseller No Picnic. Since 1983, when he wrote the first edition, he has had access to information contained in the Argentine Army Official Report on their part in the Falklands War.What made the first edition of No Picnic different, and a bestseller, was that it was the first major account to come from one of the senior fighting participants.Although the tenth anniversary may see many books by other senior commanders, No Picnic was written while the events were still fresh in Julian Thompson's mind, and in the minds of those he spoke with and quoted. Because he was still serving, he had an added advantage: he was able to check key dates, timings and events against his Brigade War Diary, Battle Logs, and signals to and from his headquarters.This book still retains the quality which made it unique when first published, but enhanced by important additions and insights into the difficulties and frustrations of command. These difficulties were not eased by the knowledge that the operation being attempted was balanced on a knife-edge between triumph and disaster; knowledge that could not be shared.Few, if any, of the public in 1982--or since--knew that informed mllitary opinion in the United States regarded the operation as 'Mission Impossible' without three large-deck carriers and 100 assault helicopters. Some senior British Army and Air Force officers were opposed to the operation, because they feared that it would fail.The fighting on land was crucial to success: navies can lose wars, but they can never win them. As Julian Thompson makes plain in the book, the lion's share of the fighting on land fell to 3 Commando Brigade. This is their story.
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