Deadly Cat-and-Mouse Over the South Atlantic
For seventy-five days in the spring of 1982, the navies and the air forces of Great Britain and Argentina clashed in the best known air-to-sea and air-to-air conflict of recent years. Sea Harrier fighter planes bearing infra-red Sidewinder missiles played hide-and-seek in the clouds with Argentine Matra-bearing Mirage III interceptors - while below, the British amphibious landing force fought off Exocet missile attacks form super Etendards and raids by Dagger and Skyhawk bombers.
No other story of the Falkands war can match the vivid immediacy of this one, told through the recollections of more than a hundred British and Argentine sailors and fighter pilots who were there. Never before has an armed conflict been described in such riveting detail so soon after its conclusion. Here is the full unforgettable story.