A War of Two Sides
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After many decades from the 1982 war between Britain and Argentina over possession of the Falklands/Malvinas islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, this book allows for a new and rounded reading of the causes, course, and consequences of the war.
It provides a comprehensive overview of the Falkland/Malvinas War by integrating the military history of the conflict with the diplomatic, political, social and cultural aspects of the conflict. Including a substantial body of advocacy, chronicle, narrative, and analysis, the volume draws upon an extensive range of published sources, in English and Spanish, primary sources from both sides and unpublished testimonies. The essays in the book written by Argentinian and Australian historians and scholars discuss themes such as the background to the war; the offensive campaign for the Islands; the English and Argentine experience and memories of the war from the perspective of the Islanders.
Part of the Wars and Battles of the World series, this book will be an essential read for the scholars and researchers of military history, British history, Latin American history, defence and strategic studies, geopolitics, and modern history.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Background to war 2. The offensive campaign for the Islands (2-7 April 1982) 3. The naval/air war 4. The ground/air war (21 May â€“ 14 June) 5. Societies at war 6. Looking back on the war Epilogue Appendix: Commentary on sources Bibliography Archival/primary sources Secondary sources
MarÃa InÃ©s Tato holds a PhD in History from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She is a Researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Councilã€€â€“Argentina (CONICET) at the Institute of Argentine and American Historyã€€"Dr Emilioã€€Ravignani", UBA/CONICET. Founder and coordinator of the Group of Historical Warã€€Studies (GEHiGue) at that Institute. She is Professor at UBA and the Master in Warã€€Historyã€€â€“Superior War Collegeã€€â€“Army Facultyã€€â€“National Defense Universityã€€(UNDEF). Her current research area is the social and cultural impact of the First World War in Argentinaã€€and of the Falklands/Malvinas War. Author ofã€€La trinchera austral.ã€€La sociedad argentinaã€€ante la Primera Guerra Mundial (2017) and co-editor ofã€€Las grandes guerras del sigloã€€XX y la comunidad espaÃ±ola de Buenos Aires (2015),ã€€La Gran Guerra en AmÃ©ricaã€€Latina. Una historia conectada (2018),ã€€Guerras del siglo XX. Experiencias yã€€representaciones en perspectiva global (2019), La cuestiÃ³n Malvinas en laã€€Argentina del siglo XX.ã€€Una historia social y cultural (2020) and The Global First World War. African, East Asian, Latin American and Iberian Mediators (2021).
Peter Stanley is Professor at UNSW Canberra. He is one of Australiaâ€™s most active military-social historians, the author of 40 books, scholarly and popular. Born in Britain, he migrated to Australia with his family in 1966. He worked from 1980 to 2007 as a historian at the Australian War Memorial, Australiaâ€™s national military museum. Becoming its Principal Historian, he published widely in Australian military history (including books such as Tarakan: an Australian Tragedy; 1997, Quinnâ€™s Post, Anzac, Gallipoli; 2005 and Men of Mont St Quentin; 2009), also writing on medical history (For Fear of Pain: British Surgery 1790-1850; 2003) and environmental history (Black Saturday at Steels Creek; 2013). In 2011 he jointly won the Prime Ministerâ€™s Prize for Australian History for his book Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny, Murder and the Australian Imperial Force. In 2013 he joined the School of Humanities and Social Science at UNSW Canberra as a Research Professor. His 1993 Australian National University PhD was published in 1998 as White Mutiny: British Military Culture in India 1825-1875, and in recent years he has concentrated on the military social history of British India. His recent books include Die in Battle, Do not Despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, 1915 (2015), â€˜Terriersâ€™ in India: British Territorials 1914-19 (2019) and Hul! Hul!: the Santal Rebellion, 1855 (forthcoming). ã€€
Luis Estebanã€€Dallaã€€Fontana holds a Master in War History from the Superior Warã€€Collegeã€€â€“Army Facultyã€€â€“National Defense University (UNDEF). He is currently aã€€PhD in History candidate at the Torcuato Di Tella University (UTDT).ã€€He is a former officer of the Argentine Army, with the rank of retired Colonel, Veteran of the Falklands/Malvinas War, and ex-Dean ofã€€the Army Faculty. He is Director of the Master in War History at the Superior War Collegeã€€and Professorã€€at this institution.ã€€His line of researchã€€focuses on the impact of the First World War on the Argentine army and theã€€Falklands/Malvinas War. He co-editedã€€Guerras del siglo XX. Experiencias yã€€representaciones en perspectiva global (2019) andã€€La cuestiÃ³n Malvinas en laã€€Argentina del siglo XX.ã€€Una historia social y cultural (2020).
Rob McLaughlin holds a BA in History, Law, and International Relations and a PhD from Cambridge. He was Professor of Military Security Law and Director of the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at UNSW Canberra. He served in the Royal Australian Navy for several decades as both a Seaman officer and a Legal officer. He served in surface units and submarines, and deployed to East Timor, Iraq, and on maritime border protection operations. His research areas are law of the sea, maritime law enforcement, the law of armed conflict, and national security law. Among his publications, it is worth mentioning United Nations Naval Peace Operations in the Territorial Sea (2009), Maritime Crime: A Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners (2017) and Recognition of Belligerency and the Law of Armed Conflict (2020).