Falklands War - Argy Images

#4
Is there a picture of the Belgrano going down on there? :twisted:
 
#5


Have I missed something?

edited:
were taken in an exercise conducted months after the war, Bourbon Island, and recreated the sabotage of the airbase. No son reales del 15 de Mayo.- They are not real May 15 .-
anybody know of this exercise?
 
#6
OOOh look at their handbags!

"Ce it's a nota fair iz it!" ( to be said in spick accent)
 
#7
para_medic said:


Have I missed something?

edited:
were taken in an exercise conducted months after the war, Bourbon Island, and recreated the sabotage of the airbase. No son reales del 15 de Mayo.- They are not real May 15 .-
anybody know of this exercise?
I think they refer to Operation Mikado (Google that)
 
#8
Mr_Deputy said:
I think that is supposed to be our SAS landing.
The poster comments later on that they are images from a documentary recreation and not original. (which is fairly obvious from most of them)
 
#10
If I spoke a little of the lingo it might be worth registering..................

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#11
It's one hell of a long thread - to be expected as it's pretty much the only thing they've done in 30 odd years.

I think crayoning is probably out of the question.
 
#12
A few pictures of PW doesn't change the fact that the Argies got thoroughly raped despite having the considerable advantage of defending an island within air support range of their home country against an amphibious landing by troops who had travelled 5000 miles to get there.

I'm not too confident we'd be able to do it again though; not heavily committed elsewhere as we are and with the RN in such a shape.
 
#13
They're very fond of the pics. of Naval Party 8901 (I cannot believe I remembered that) surrendering.

Slightly ironic maybe, as IMHO those images were probably a key factor in ensuring that regardless of the outcome of negotiations, Argentina would have to endure some form of global humiliation for their actions.
 
#15
Biscuits_Brown said:
They're very fond of the pics. of Naval Party 8901 (I cannot believe I remembered that) surrendering.

Slightly ironic maybe, as IMHO those images were probably a key factor in ensuring that regardless of the outcome of negotiations, Argentina would have to endure some form of global humiliation for their actions.
Actually, on reading further through the thread, several of the local commentators make the same point. They blame the press.

I guess some things are international.
 
#16
Fallschirmjager said:
Marines have surrendered in the Falklands and in Iraq. They only need to surrender in Afghanistan now to complete the treble!
In hockey that's called the "hat trick". :p
 
#19
Taxydual said:
Bear in mind, the Marines were ordered to surrender by the Governor, and they were a wee bit out-numbered.
Isn't it a little strange that not one marine died before they decided to surrender. Did any even receive an injury before throwing in the towel? :)
 

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