Falklands in their own words

As you probably are already aware, we are in the midst of the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

British soldier aboard the passenger line SS Canberra waiting for an Argentine air attack with his FN MAG. Falklands War, 1982 IWM

Forces News has a good, new, 25-minute mini-doc on the British effort, with recent interviews from many involved in the liberation, including Maj. Gen Julian Thompson (3 Commando), Ivar Hellberg (CO RM Logistics) Lt. Robert Lawrence (Scots Guards, Tumbledown) and others.

For another take, the Royal Navy has a three-part series with a trio of enlisted RN vets from the conflict– Steve Tinney (MM, HMS Brilliant, aged 31 at the time), Mark Eve (SK, HMS Heckler, 23 years at the time) and John Strachan (GM, HMS Broadsword, age 23) speaking with current recruits. It is a really good take.

 

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