Originally posted by Kinja
LMAO!!! England almost got they butts handed to them in the Falklands Fiasco.
"The Falkland Islands are a group of islands in the south Atlantic. The two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, lie 300 miles [480 km]
east of the Argentina coast. About 200 smaller islands form a total land area of approximately 4,700 square miles (12,200 square km). The capital and
only town is (Port) Stanley.
The government of the Falkland Islands administers the British dependent territories of South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, and the Shag and
Clerke rocks, lying from 700 to 2,000 miles (1,100 to 3,200 km) to the east and southeast of the Falklands. The total population of the islands in
1991 was estimated at 2100.
Argentina has claimed the islands since 1820. Britain had occupied and administered the islands since 1833 and had consistently rejected Argentina's
The Falklands War, chronicled below, started after Argentina invaded and took control of the islands in April 1982.
During the war, the British captured about 10,000 Argentine prisoners, all of whom were released afterwards. Argentina sustained 655 men killed, while
Britain lost 236. Argentina's ignominious defeat severely discredited the military government and led to the restoration of civilian rule in
Argentina in 1983. " www.amazon.com...
April 25, 1982
A small British commando force re-takes the Georgia Island. The Argentine submarine ``Santa Fe'' is attacked and disabled. The commander of the
Argentine forces on the island, Captain Largos, signs an unconditional surrender document on board the British HMS Antrim. The notorious Alfredo
Astiz, who is at the time, a Leutenant in charge of a small party based in Stromness surrenders with his company and signs n unconditional surrender
document on board the British HMS Plymouth without firing a single shot violating the military code's article 751:
"A soldier will be condemned to prison for three to five years if, in combat with a foreign enemy, he surrenders without having exhausted his supply
of ammunition or without having lost two thirds of the men under his command."
Meanwhile, the main British task force is on its 8,000 miles (13,000 km) way to the war zone via the British-held Ascension Island.
Can go on and on, it infact wasn't a 'Fiasco' as you put it. 3/1 is a good ratio, especially while invading an island. Plus the fact the British
sank more ships and destoryed a hell of a lot more Air Craft. Yep...that was a damn 'fiasco', winning a war, having the least amount of casualties
and having control of the Islands. Along with the fact that since Leopoldo Galtieri lost, it forced him to resign and helped Argentine gain democracy
at last. (Depends on your view if this is a good point or not.)
David Rock: Argentina 1516-1987
One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander
The Battle for the Falklands / Hastings and Jenkins
The History of the South Atlantic Conflict (an Argentine Perspective by commander Ruben O. Moro)
Margaret Thatcher: The Downing Street Years.
Go read something, before you make a comment like that 'Kinja'. Shame the admins don't do a good job and ban/delete stupid posts.