In the news: The Falk­lands war

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - The Way We Were -

It would be fair to say that the majority of Bri­tons had, at best, a vague knowl­edge of a clus­ter of Bri­tish-owned is­lands in the At­lantic be­fore 2 April 1982. But af­ter that, the Falk­lands was be­ing men­tioned in ev­ery news­pa­per and tele­vi­sion cur­rent af­fairs pro­gramme. The con­flict was, and re­mains, the largest UK air and naval com­bat op­er­a­tion since the end of the Sec­ond World War. 255 Bri­tish ser­vice per­son­nel and three civil­ian is­lan­ders had been killed and 775 wounded be­fore Brigade Gen­eral Mario Menén­dez, the com­man­der of the Ar­gen­tine gar­ri­son in Port Stan­ley, sur­ren­dered to Ma­jor Gen­eral Jeremy Moore on 14 June.

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