Bomb Alley: Falkland Islands 1982 - Aboard HMS Antrim at War

Bomb Alley: Falkland Islands 1982 - Aboard HMS Antrim at War

by David Yates

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Overview

This is the untold story of the Falklands War as experienced by a below-decks seaman on one of the most important ships to be despatched to the South Atlantic. It is a no-holds-barred account as seen through the eyes of a Royal Navy matelot who shared the terror of the first encounter with Argentinean forces when South Georgia was retaken from the invaders in Operation Paraquat. Then HMS Antrim lead the first attack into the North Falklands Sound where she destroyed enemy defences and later became part of the main force anti-aircraft defences in the infamous 'Bomb Alley' or San Carlos Water. During one of the many air attacks the ship was struck by a bomb that destroyed her defensive missile system, but through pure chance the bomb did not explode and remained aboard wedged in the aft 'heads'. All around the stricken ship other RN vessels were taking extreme punishment from the almost continuous onslaught from low-flying Argentinean jets. HMS Antelope, HMS Coventry and the Atlantic Conveyer were all lost within a short period whilst the army was trying to establish a bridgehead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473812567
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 06/04/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 972,454
File size: 53 MB
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About the Author

David Yates is an author and historian.

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