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Falklands War

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Down South in '82 the Falkland Islands and South Georgia were invaded and occupied by the Argentinians. Now this did not go down well with HM Government who decided that a damn good shoeing was required, requisitioned a load of boats, got the Navy going and sent a load of handy blokes to sort it out.

The war for the Falklands or Operation Corporate was fought by a small professional force a long way from home and is a testament to the courage and professionalism of the British Armed Forces. It was either that or the Argentinians didn't really want the islands in the first place. They defended the Falklands with conscripts but were in range of ground based air cover, and still couldn't stop a small amphibious task force that had to sail 9000 miles. The only conclusion must be that they are a right load of posturing, effeminate wussies (except their airforce who were so nails, they let every Tom with a GPMG have a shot at them). The Argentine government also decided it'd be a great idea to not really supply their troops on the island before the invasion which probably didn't help. Just goes to show that when you want a war fought properly, come see the British - No gear but all the ideas!

For more details see here.

Also source of many good warry books. Especially "CQB: Close Quarter Battle" by Mike Curtis, if you're that way inclined....

See also Goose Green, Mount Longdon