This is not a comprehensive bibliography nor does the inclusion or exclusion of any title imply FIA endorsement or lack of it. It is designed solely to introduce readers to some of the books dealing with matters relating to the Falkland Islands. Please feel free to suggest other books relating to the Falkland Islands that you consider should be included.

Note: Many of these books may be sourced through Ian Mathieson at 'Miles Apart', Callender House, 90 Callender Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, BD0 9DU: telephone 01706 826 467 orhis website at



'Falkland Islands Journal': ed Jim McAdam (published annually since 1967 –

'History of the Falkland Islands': Mary Cawkell, Nelson 2001

'The Falkland Story 1592-1982': Mary Cawkell, Nelson 1983

'Dictionary of Falklands Biography (including S.Georgia) from Discovery up to 1981': ed.David Tatham, Ledbury, 2008 -

'Our Islands: Our History' & 'Our Islands: Our Home': 2012 FIG Booklets obtainable from FI Government Office, Broadway, London

'The British Government and the Falkland Islands, 1974-79' Aaron Donaghy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

'Before, During and After the Falklands War' Parts 1 & 2: Richard Stevens, Tricorn 2017

'My Falklands Life: One Family's Very British Adventure': Jen Carter, Kindle Books 2017

Wider Context

'The Americas: History of the Hemisphere': Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2003/Phoenix 2004

'Pink Ice: Britain and the South Atlantic Empire': Klaus Dodds, I.B.Tauris, London 2002

'The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery and Adventure in Antarctica's Peninsular Region': Joan Brooke, Regent Press, Berkeley, California 2011.

'Operation Tabarin: Britain's Secret Wartime Mission: 1944 - 46: Stephen Haddlesea with Alan Carroll, History Press 2016

'The Disappeared: Voices from a Secret War' about Argentina's dirty war 1976-83 by John Simpson and Jana Bennett, Robson Books 1985

'The Antarctic Problem: An Historical and Political Study' by E.W. Hunter Cristie, George Allen and Unwin 1951

'Kelpers: Ni Ingleses, Ni Argentinos' by Natasha Niebieskikwiat, Clarin journalist, Penguin Random House 2014 (Spanish only)


'Darwin and the Beagle': A. Moorhead, 1969

'The Voyage of the Beagle': Charles Darwin, Penguin Classics 1989

'Darwin's Desolate Islands: A Naturalist in the Falklands: 1833 and 1834': Patrick Armstrong, Picton Publishing 1992

1st World War

'Falklands 1914': Richard Hough, 2003

'Coronel and the Falklands': Geoffrey Bennett, Batsford 1962

'Falklands, Jutland and the Bight': B. Bingham, 1919

'Coronel and Falkland': Barrie Pitt, 1960

'Defeat at the Falklands: Germany's East Asia Squadron 1914': Edwin Hoyt, 1981

'The Scapegoat: The life and tragedy of a fighting admiral and Churchill's role in his death' Steve R. Dunn, The Book Guild 2014'

2nd World War

'The Battle of the Plate': A. Campbell: Herbert Jenkins, 1941

SS Great Britain

'The Saga of the SS Great Britain': John O'Callaghan, Rupert Hart-Davis 1971

'The SS Great Britain': Hugh Gregor, 1972

'The Return of the Great Britain': Richard Goold-Adams, 1976

'The Great Britain': K.T.Rowland, David & Charles 1981

'SS Great Britain': A. Ball & D. Wright, David & Charles 1981

Islander Way of Life and Personal Recollections

'Falkland People': Angela Wigglesworth, Peter Owen 1992

'The Falklands I Knew': Howell Evans, Nelson 2001

'Falling off a Horse in the Falkland Islands': E. Colgate, 2002

'Penguin Summer': Eleanor Rice Pettingill, 1962

'Another Penguin Summer': O. W. Pettingill, 1975

'Falkland Islands Interlude': Tom Beaty, Antony Nelson 1991

'Falkland Island Shores': Ewen Southby-Tailyour, Conway Maritime 1985

'Falkland Scapes': Tony Chater, 2008

'Falkland Rural Heritage': Joan Spruce and Natalie Smith, Falkland Publications 2019 (obtainable in UK from

'A Little Piece of England: My Adventures as Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands': Andrew Gurr, 2001

'In the Shadow of Shackleton's Cross: An Antarctic Memoir' Beverley McLeod, Orion Trading Co., 2014

'An Historical Scrapbook of Stanley - From Moody Brook to the Billy Rocks' John Smith, FIC Ltd. Stanley, 2013


'Falkland Islands Economic Study': Lord Shackleton, HMSO 1982

'Economic Survey of the Falkland Islands': Lord Shackleton, Economic Intelligence Unit, 1976

'Falkland Islands: Offshore Geology and Exploration': Phil Richards, Edinburgh 2003

'The Future of the Falkland Islands and its People': L. Ivanov, Double T Publications 2003



'The Falkland Islands and their Natural History': Ian Strange, David & Charles 1987

'A Field Guide to the Wildlife of the Falkland Islands and S. Georgia': Ian Strange, Harper Collins 1992

'Birds and Mammals of the Falkland Islands': Robin Wood, Wild Guides 2006

'The Unspoilt Beauty of the Falkland Islands': Algernon Asprey, 1988

'Visions of the Falkland Islands' by Julie Halliday, published in the Falkland Islands by Studio 52, 2020


'Birds of the Falklands': Robin Woods, Nelson 1975

'Guide to the Birds of the Falklands': Robin Woods, Nelson 1988

'Atlas of the Breeding Birds of the Falklands': Robin & Anne Woods, Antony Nelson 1997

'Important Bird Areas of the Falkland Islands': Falklands Conservation, 2006


'Falkland Islands Freshwater Fishes: A Natural History': R McDowell, Falklands Conservation 2005


'Field Guide to the Plants of the Falkland Islands' edited by Colin Clubbe, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew 2019

'Plants of the Falkland islands': Ali Liddle, Falklands Conservation 2007

'The Flowering Plants of the Falklands Islands', Robin Wood

'Wild Flowers of the Falkland Islands': T. Davies & J McAdam, 1989


'Specialised Stamp catalogue of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies': Stefan Heijtz, 6th edition 2013

'The Postal History of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies': E.B. Proud, 2006

'Postcards of the Falkland Islands: A Catalogue: 1900-1950': Henry Heyburn, Picton Publishing, 1985


'Churches of the S Atlantic Islands 1502- 1991': Edward Cannan, Anthony Nelson 1992



'The Official History of the Falklands Campaign, Vols 1 & 2': Lawrence Freedman, Routledge 2007

'Franks Report: Report of a Committee of Privy Counsellors': HMSO 1983

'Britain and the Falklands War': Lawrence Freedman, 1988

'Conflict in the South Atlantic 1981-84: Vol XIII of Foreign Relations of the United States': history of US policy towards the Falklands conflict compiled by Alexander Wieland from official US records, published 2015

'Signals of War: The Falklands Conflict': Lawrence Freedman & Virginia Gamba-Stonehouse, Faber & Faber 1990

'The Little Platoon: Diplomacy and the Falkland Islands': Michael Charlton, Blackwell 1989

'The Falkland Islands as an International Problem': Peter Beck, Routledge 1988

'The Battle for the Falklands': Max Hastings & Simon Jenkins, Michael Joseph 1983

'Operation Corporate: The Story of the Falklands War 1982': Martin Middlebrook, Viking 1985

'Falklands Military Machine': Derek Oakley, Ravelin 1989

'The Falklands War' David George Boyce, 2005

'The Falklands Conflict Twenty Years On: Lessons for the Future': Mark Grove, 2005

'Victory in the Falklands': Nicholas van der Bijl, 2007

'Memories of the Falklands': Iain Dale, Politicos London 2002

'Forgotten Voices of the Falklands': Hugh McManners, Ebury Press London 2007

'A South American War: Behind the Scenes in the fight for the Falklands' Jeremy Brown, Book Guild Ltd, 2013

'Falklands War 1982: Osprey's Guide': Duncan Anderson, Osprey Publishing 2014

Political Memoirs & Biographies

'The Shadow of My Hand' by Alun Chalfont, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2000

'The Downing Street Years': Margaret Thatcher, Harper Collins 1993

'Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography Volume 1: Not for Turning': Charles Moore, Allen Lane 2013

'My Falkland Days': Rex Hunt, David & Charles 1992/2002

Power and Pragmatism' by Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Biteback Publishing 2016

'Reflect on Things Past': Peter Carrington, Harper Collins 1988

'Ringing the Changes': Richard Luce, Michael Russell 2007

'Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Recollections of an Errant Politician': John Nott, Politicos 2003

'Politics of Consent': Francis Pym, Hamilton 1984

'Time and Chance': James Callaghan, Harper Collins 1987

'The Time of My Life': Denis Healey, Michael Joseph 1989

'Time to Declare': David Owen, Michael Joseph 1991

'Right at the Centre': Cecil Parkinson, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1992

'Mandarin: Diaries of an Ambassador': Nicholas Henderson, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1994

'The Falklands Crisis in the UN': Anthony Parsons, International Affairs Volume 59 (No. 2) 1983

'Fighting for Peace: 7 Critical Years at the Pentagon': Caspar Weinberger, 1990

'Caveat': Alexander Haig, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1984

'One Man's Falklands': Tam Dalyell MP, C Woolf, London 1982

'Below the Parapet: Biography of Denis Thatcher': Carol Thatcher, Harper Collins 1996

'Diaries: Into Politics': Alan Clark, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2000

'Conflict of Loyalty' by Geoffrey Howe, McMillan 1994

Islander Recollections

'74 Days: An Islander's Diary of the Falklands' Occupation': John Smith, Century Publishing 1984/2002

'Falkland Islanders at War': Graham Bound, Pen & Sword 2002/Leo Cooper 2002/2006

'Invasion 1982: The Falkland Islanders' Story' by Graham Bound, Pen & Sword 2008 (paperback 2016)

'Fortress Falklands': Graham Bound, 2012

'A Falkland Islander till I Die': Terence Betts, Book Guild, Lewes 2004

'Waking up to War': Lisa Watson, Stanley 2010

'Before, During and After the Falklands War' Parts 1 & 2: Richard Stevens, Tricorn 2017


'Endure no Makeshifts': Henry Leach, Leo Cooper 1993

'One Hundred Days': Sandy Woodward & Patrick Robinson, Harper Collins 1992/1997

'The Royal Navy and the Falklands War': David Brown, Leo Cooper 1987

'Amphibious Assault Falklands: The Battle of San Carlos Water': Michael Clapp & Ewen Southby-Taylour, Leo Cooper, London 1996/Orion 1997

'Beyond Endurance: An Epic of Whitehall and the South Atlantic': Nicholas Barker, Leo Cooper 2002

'Four Weeks in May: A Captain's Story of War at Sea': David Hart Dyke, Atlantic Books, 2007

'Through Fire and Water: HMS Ardent: the Forgotten Frigate of the Falklands': Mark Higgitt, Mainstream Publishing 2001/2007

'Bomb Alley, Falkland Islands 1982: Aboard HMS Antrim at War': David Yates

'Ordeal by Exocet: HMS Glamorgan and the Falklands War 1982': Ian Inskip, 2002

'Falklands: Voyage to War' on HMS Illustrious: James Barrington, Endeavour Press 2012

'Thatcher's Torpedo: Sinking of the Belgrano': Tam Dalyell MP, C Woolf, London 1984

'The Sinking of the Belgrano': Arthur Gavshon & Desmond Rice, Secker & Warburg, 1984

'The Right to Know: the Inside Story of the Belgrano': Clive Ponting, Sphere 1985

'Sink the Belgrano': Mike Rossiter, Bantam Press 2007

'Secrets of the Conqueror: The untold Story of Britain's Most Famous Submarine' by Stuart Prebble, Faber & Faber 2012, paperback 2013

'The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service since 1945': James Jinks & Peter Hennessy, Allen Lane 2015 - see chapter on Falklands conflict

Merchant Navy

'They couldn't have done it without us: The Merchant Navy in the Falklands War': John Johnson-Allen, Seafarer Books, 2011

'Merchant Ships at War: The Falklands Experience': Roger Villar, Lloyds of London Press

'A Very Strange Way to go to War: the Canberra in the Falklands' by Andrew Vine, Aurum Press 2012, reprinted in paperback 2014


'The Falklands War: There and Back Again: The Story of Naval Party 8901' by Mike Norman & Michael Jones, Pen & Sword 2019

'Falklands Commando': Hugh McManus, William Kinber, 1984

'Reasons In Writing: A Commando's View of the Falklands War': Ewen Southby-Taylour, Leo Cooper 1993

'March to the S. Atlantic: 42 Commando Royal Marines in the Falklands War': Nick Vaux, Buchan & Enright, London 1986

'Royal Marine Commandos in the Falklands War': Andrew Lane, Tiverton 2000


'No Picnic': Julian Thompson, Cassel 2001

'Nine Battles to Stanley': Nicholas van der Bijl, Leo Cooper 1999

'5th Infantry Brigade in the Falklands, 1982': Nicholas van der Bijl, 2003

'2 Para Falklands: the Battalion at War': John Frost, Buchan/Sphere 1983

'Not Mentioned in Despatches: the History and Mythology of Goose Green': Spencer Fitz-Gibbon, Lutterworth Press, Cambridge 2001

'2 Para's Battle for Darwin and Goose Green': David Kenny

'H Jones VC: The Life and Death of an Unusual Hero': John Wilsey, Hutchinson

'Goose Green': Mark Adkin, 2003

'With 3 Para to the Falklands': Graham Colbeck, Greenhill Books 2002

'3 Para Mount Longdon: The Bloodiest Battle': John Cookley, Barnsley, 2004

'Green-Eyed Boys: 3 Para and the Battle for Mt. Longdon': Christian Jennings & Adrian Weale, Harper Collins 1996

Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper': Helen Parr: Penguin Books Allen Lane: 2018'

Tumbledown: When the Fighting is Over': John & Robert Lawrence, Bloomsbury 1988

'With the Gurkhas in the Falklands': Mike Seear, Barnsley 2003

'Walking Tall': Simon Weston, Bloomsbury 1989

'Going Back: Return to the Falklands': Simon Weston, Bloomsbury 1992


'Falklands Air War': Chris Hobson, Andrew Noble 2002

'Sea Harrier over the Falklands': Nigel Ward, Cassel 1992/2003

'RAF Harrier Ground Attack: Falklands': Jerry Pook, 2008

'Vulcan 607': Rowland White, Bantam Press 2006; also published in paperback by Corgi Press in 2007/2012

'Hostile Skies: the Battle for the Falklands' David Morgan, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2006, also in paperback Phoenix Orion Books 2007

Special Forces

'SBS: the Inside Story': John Parker 1997

'Looking for Trouble': Peter de la Billere, 1994

'Ghost Force: the Secret History of the SAS': Ken Connor, 2002

'Exocet Falklands: The untold story of Special Forces Operations' Ewen Southby-Tailyour, Pen and Sword Books, 2014

'Special Forces Pilot' Richard Hutchings, Pen & Sword Aviation 2008, re-printed in paperback 2014

'Across An Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War': General Cedric Delves: Hurst Publishers: 2018


'The Secret War for the Falklands: the SAS, MI6 and the war that Whitehall nearly lost': Nigel West, Little Brown & Co, London 1997

'Razor's Edge: the Unofficial History of the Falklands War': Hugh Bicheno, 2006

'The Silent Listener: Falklands 1982': David Thorp, Spellmount 2011

'My Secret Falklands War': Sidney Edwards, Book Guild 2014.


'The Red and Green Life Machine: A Diary of the Falklands Field Hospital': Rick Jolly, Century Publishing 1983/ 2007; also published in paperback as "Doctor for Friend and Foe” by Conway Publishing 2012

'White Ship: Red Crosses: A Nursing Memoir: Nicci Pugh, Melrose Books 2010


'Logistics in the Falklands War': Kenneth Privatsky, Pen & Sword 2014


'Journalists at War': David Morrison & Howard Tumber, 1988

'The Media and the Falklands Campaign': Valerie Adams, 1986

'Eyewitness Falklands: A Personal Account': Robert Fox, Methuen 1982

'Gotcha! The Media, the Government and the Falklands Crisis': Robert Harris, Faber 1983

'The Falklands war: Myth and Counter-myth': David Morgan, Macmillan Press 1998


'The Fight for the Malvinas': Martin Middlebrook, Viking 1989

'The Fight for the Malvinas: the Argentine Forces in the Falklands War': Martin Middlebrook, Viking 1989

'The Argentine Fight for the Falklands': Martin Middlebrook, 2003

'The Land that Lost its Heroes: How Argentina Lost the Falklands': Jimmy Burns, 2002


'Falklands War Poetry Anthology: edited by David Roberts, Saxon Books 2012

South Georgia

'Operation Paraquat': Roger Perkins, Picton Publishing, Chippenham 1986

'Taxi to the Snow Line': Guy Sheridan, White Peak Publishing 2006

'Down South: A Falklands War Diary': Chris Parry, Penguin 2012

'Survival: South Atlantic': Cindy Buxton & Annie Price, Granada Publishing, London 1983

Falkland Conflict Aftermath

'Picking up the Pieces: the Falklands Aftermath': Edward Fursden, Leo Cooper 1998


'An Ungentlemanly Act' starring Ian Richardson, Prism 2003

'The Falklands Play' starring Patricia Hodge and by Ian Curteis, BBC

'Tumbledown' starring Colin Firth and by Charles Wood, BBC

'La Guerra de Malvinas' by Roman Lejtman

'Falklands: The Islanders' War': 30th anniversary 2 DVD boxed set 2012

'Falklands war Poetry': ed David Roberts

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