Logistics in the Falklands War

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Pen and Sword, 2016年8月15日 - 256 頁
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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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The book is excellent, the author is a retired US Major General whose specialty was logistics and this book is an expansion of a couple of professional papers written while in service. As he explains ... 閱讀評論全文

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Prelude to War
1
Mobilization and Deployment
20
Initial Planning and Preparation at Sea
43
Support Operations at Ascension Island
60
Final Preparation for the Amphibious Assault
83
DDay and the Struggle to Build up Logistics
102
The Breakout and Fight for Goose Green
126
More Forces and Challenges
147
Problems at Fitzroy
169
The Battle for Mountains Surrounding Stanley
189
After the Surrender
215
A Reflection on the British Experience
234
Notes
249
Bibliography
258
Index
263
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