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Old 03-17-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?

Find it very interesting, just wondering if anyone can suggest some good books.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:28 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?

Yeah, the Iron Lady showing whos who. There is something thrilling about the Falklands Conflict, maybe I should read some about it. Its something about that the former Great Empire still could act. And how come Argentina thought they could get away with it. It was a smallish but principal conflic. No really big slaughter, but of course every casualty is one to many.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?

This is a nice documentary in case you haven't seen it. Part of Peter and Dan Snow's 20th Century Battlefields series.

As for books I think the definitive version is supposed to be Max Hastings' The Battle for the Falklands although I haven't read it. He was the first journalist to enter Stanley and later became editor of The Telegraph.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:27 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?

Ah yes.

Brits vs Argies.

Early anti-ship missiles, and they worked, for both sides.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?

Britain won never a good thing the war criminal Margret Thatcher should be hung high too much blood on her hands it will be a great day in history when she dies! On another note the paras did a fine job here in Battle of Goose Green http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Goose_Green
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:35 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?

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Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?
Not a bad idea but how about this time we'll have it between two different countries...say Peru and France? Germany and Brazil? Sort of like World Cup.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:02 AM   #7
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Re: Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?

Two bald men fighting over a comb.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:24 PM   #8
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Re: Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?

Present-day updates [kinda sorta]:
>Britain keeps a larger force in the Falklands now [2k+]
>Britain is exploring for oil off the Falklands, pissing off Argentina
>[I saw this on a YouTube clip] Hugo Chavez imploring the Queen of England to give up claim to the Falklands [As if she has much say-so in the matter].

This explains Hugo Chavez's famous tearing into of a British leftist journalist
re:the Queen of England
during one of his weekly televised cabinet grillings
[kinda like the Apprentice...but it ain't the Donald, it's the Hugo, and sometimes you wish you was only gettin' fired]

This will become history someday, likely not big, but who knows:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...ce=videosearch
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:10 AM   #9
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Re: Anyone interested in the Falklands Conflict?

At this rate, I don't think Argentina will manage to establish control over the islands, which they called Malvinas.
The control of Great Britain will not last for centuries because of decolonization.
Thus, the best solution may be the independence of the Falkland Islands as an independent country
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