- 23-03-2012, 17:56 #1
What if Diego had been lucky?
Was talking to a chap at work who saw a programme about the Falklands and how close a call it was, just posed the question what if the Argentinian ground troops had defeated the British or had faught them to a standstill running out of ammo etc, was there a contingency to send another task force ( a la Dunkirk tug boats) to either pick them up or have another bash?
Politically I realise it would've been a very sticky situation, but would it have been too big a pill for MT to swallow and sent in Womens Auxilliary Balloon Corps just to save face?
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- 23-03-2012, 18:08 #2
It wasn't 'that' close surely?
After all, they're only argentinians......sort of like spaniards what dont live in spain. You know, short hairy types. Shut their eyes as they soak up the recoil of a badly aimed shot.
We would have carried on fighting with conscripts if we'd had to.People sleep soundly in their beds because rough men stand on street corners ready to do violence on thier behalf.
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- 23-03-2012, 18:50 #3
Heard a rumour at the time that there was a bit of a search for a lost horse shoe nail ... fortunately it was found together with a message that the Gods of War were looking favourably on our being victorious .There are those who know .... those who don't know .... but the most annoying , outspoken and dangerous are ....
those who don't know they don't know .
- 23-03-2012, 18:55 #4
I believe an Exocet in a carrier would've been a party stopper.Cymru Am Byth.
- 23-03-2012, 20:25 #5
But none of that happened did it, they started it and we finished it. No need for further speculation; end of.The role of cavalry in war is to bring style and panache to what would otherwise be just an ugly brawl.
- 24-03-2012, 08:52 #6
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We usually win our wars because despite starting really badly and usually unprepared we finish as the enemy doesnt have a clue how bad we really are and how short our shoestring budget is!
What would have been worse would be us winning then leaving the place to be invaded 2 years later. That would look bad!"I'd rather be a tired old Has been, than a tired old Never Has Been!!"
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- 25-03-2012, 15:22 #7
- 25-03-2012, 15:47 #8
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They would have had to establish a Berlin style Airbridge to sustain their garrison due to their ships going the way of the Belgrano every time they ventured away from their berthsARRSE Premiership Champion 06/07 http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/images/..._gold_star.png
- 27-03-2012, 12:35 #9
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The RAF claimed that they couldn't emulate the the Argentines because, after the cease fire, there wasn't a war on and so safety standards reverted to peace time.
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- 27-03-2012, 13:04 #10PRISTINAE VIRTUTIS MEMOR
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