Recollections of the Falklands War

Wednesday 24th April 2024

St John’s Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, SP2 9NP


The actions of the Falklands War are well known. Therefore, in this talk and with the benefit of insight into the activities of Julian Thompson, Michael Rose and more, Sir Max Hastings will provide a description of a “great personal adventure” and how it fits into the wider narrative of the conflict.

Sir Max Hastings is an author, journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in every British national newspaper. He is now a columnist for The Times of London and for Bloomberg Inci and reviews regularly for the Sunday Times. He has published thirty books. ‘The Battle for the Falklands’, published in 1983, was written with his friend and then Economist political editor Simon Jenkins. Hastings described the struggle in the South Atlantic, which he had witnessed as a correspondent, while Jenkins told the political and diplomatic story. The book became a massive bestseller, and is still widely hailed as the best account of the conflict. 

Entrance for members is included in your annual subscription. For non-members, entrance is £10 (cash, card or cheque) at the door.

There is a small car park and lay-by opposite St John’s Place on Lower Road (for approx. 20 cars). Parking is also allowed on single yellow lines on Lower Road after 6pm. Alternative car parking is available at The Clubhouse, Salisbury and South Wilts Sports Club (SP2 9NY) and a pathway connects to St John’s Place.