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One Hundred Days

(1992)
The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander
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This account of the Falklands War is by the commander of the British Task Force, Admiral Sandy Woodward. On 5 April 1982, three days after the invasion of the Falkland Islands, British armed forces were ordered to sail 8,000 miles to the South Atlantic unaware of what lay ahead of them or whether they would be committed to war with Argentina. In his memoirs, Admiral Sandy Woodward, Task Force commander from the aircraft carrier Hermes, take us from day one to day 100 of the conflict; from sailing through the waters of the Atlantic with hopes of a political settlement fading, and war becoming increasingly likely, to the repulse of the Argentinian navy and the daring amphibious landing at San Carlos Water. The war, which cost the lives of over 1000 men, has left a legacy of many historical debates and controversies, from the sinking of ships such as HMS Coventry, HMS Sheffield and Sir Galahad, and the Argentinian cruiser, the Belgrano, to wider issues such as what was it like to command and fight a modern air and naval war, the biggest naval action since the Second World War. "One Hundred Days" is a portrayal of the world of modern naval warfare, where despite the use of sophisticated equipment and communications, the margins for human error and courage were as wide as they were in the days of Nelson.


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Hardback Editions

April 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander
Author(s): Sandy Woodward
ISBN: 1-55750-651-5 / 978-1-55750-651-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
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1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander
Author(s): Sandy Woodward, Patrick Robinson
ISBN: 0-00-215723-3 / 978-0-00-215723-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Naval Inst Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander
Author(s): Admiral Sandy Woodward
ISBN: 0-00-713467-3 / 978-0-00-713467-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander (Bluejacket Books)
Author(s): Sandy Woodward
ISBN: 1-55750-652-3 / 978-1-55750-652-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
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January 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: One Hundred Days: Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander
Author(s): Patrick Robinson, Sandy Woodward
ISBN: 0-00-637841-2 / 978-0-00-637841-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: FLAMINGO
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Audio Editions

September 1992 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: One Hundred Days: Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander
Author(s): Sandy Woodward, Patrick Robinson
ISBN: 0-00-104672-1 / 978-0-00-104672-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Audio
Availability: Amazon