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Shelldrake Do you recommend any reading in particular? I remember the conflict with interest too. My older brother was stationed with the UN in Lebanon at the time of the conflict so I was obsessed with anything military and of course living close to Britain it was constantly on the TV. I was just old enough to take a huge interest in the whole thing.

If you can find it the Marshall Cavendish magazine series on the Falklands war is a good basic starting point. This could be a re-pirint of the magazines in one book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Falklands-War-Day-day/dp/0462099091     yes it is a magazine series, but it is a good basic introduction to the events, the units, the weapons used etc.

A book called “The Red and Green Life Machine” is the diary of a British medic during the conflict, and whilst not about the soldiers doing the fighting, it is a very good read: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Green-Life-Machine-Falklands/dp/055299068X

Written by a British Para: http://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Song-True-Stories-Falk/dp/0753807572/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423901570&sr=1-1&keywords=a+soldiers+song+ken+lukowiak

and ‘Above all Courage’ which covers the personal stories of the different arms that served in the war. Basically each chapter tells the account of a different person: http://www.amazon.com/Above-All-Courage-Personal-Falklands/dp/0304362573/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423901601&sr=1-1&keywords=above+all+courage

 

I have all the above in my collection, but there are many more on offer: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=falklands%20war

The following is a link to the tv drama “Tumbledown” which is the story of the Scots Guard Officer that was shot in the head and survived: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku3ahX-RLls

And you tube has a lot of other videos worth watching, from documentaries to footage taken during the war. Just search of “Falklands war” on you tube and they should come up.  And it is easy to download the clips through various free online web sites, so you can keep them to watch later… or again.