SANK OUR BATTLESHIPS!
Without Frogs’ help Argies couldn’t have launched Falkland missiles
A SECRET team of French engineers helped the Argentinians launch the deadly Exocet missiles which killed 45 British sailors during the Falklands War, it has been revealed.
Officially, the Frogs were our allies during the 1982 conflict, imposing an arms embargo on the Argies.
But while Government officials were publically backing Britain, the State-owned defence company Dassault were in Argentina helping our enemy.
But without their intervention, three of the five French-sold missile used to sink HMS Sheffield and SS Atlantic Conveyor would have been duds.
And that would have completely changed the way the war unfolded.
The Dassault team leader Herve Colin admits: “Three of the launchers failed. We located the problem and that was it. The rest was simple.”
Francois Heisbourg, then security adviser to the French Minister of Defence, Charles Hernu, insists that his government did not know that the technical team was there.
He said: “This was not what was supposed to be done. It’s bordering on an act of treason, or disobedience to an embargo.”
Britain’s defence secretary at the time, Sir John Nott, said: “We asked Mitterrand not to give assistance to the Argentinians.
“If you’re asking me: ‘ Are the French duplicitous people?’ the answer is: ‘Of course they are, and they always have been.’”
SANK-RE BLEU! HMS Sheffield