The Falklands War began when Argentinian troops invaded the Falklands Islands on 2 April 1982. Martin Middlebrook has sought out all the available evidence from documentary and personal sources on both sides and comes to some controversial conclusions about the conflict. His book, which contains material on the Exocet attacks on British ships, on the loss of HMS Coventry and the Sir Galahad tragedy, and on the controversial sinking of the General Belgrano, has been revised for this Classic Penguin edition. Paced like the war itself, leading to a tense and stirring climax, this book still remains the definitive work on this recent conflict in Britain's long history.