The Falklands 1982: Ground operations in the South Atlantic (Campaign)

The Falklands 1982: Ground operations in the South Atlantic (Campaign)

Gregory Fremont-Barnes


at the evening of 1-2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led by way of Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its flow opposed to the Falkland Islands. On three April British best Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher confronted an appalled and livid condo of Commons to announce that Argentine militia had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the boys of Royal Marine detachment NP8901; had run up the Argentine flag at executive condominium; and had declared the islands and their inhabitants to be Argentine. an instantaneous reaction was once required and a job strength was once quickly assembled to move into the South Atlantic and retake the islands. From this aspect until eventually the Argentine quit on 14 June, the British forces fought what was once in lots of methods a 19th-century variety colonial crusade on the finish of prolonged provide strains a few 8,000 miles from domestic. This quantity will aspect the most important levels of the land crusade to retake the islands, targeting the San Carlos landings, the conflict for Darwin and Goose eco-friendly, and the ultimate battles for Mt Longdon, Tumbledown and instant Ridge, the mountains that surrounded the island's capital, Stanley.

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