I've been invited to give an unclassified lecture on Intelligence Failures at a military college and I've chosen several case studies ranging from the tactical to the strategic. I am reviewing the run-up to the Falklands conflict from the strategic intelligence perspective (on both sides), now that a lot more material has been made available in the public domain. As a starting point, Ive chose the Falkland Islands Review (ie the Franks Report) which contains and extremely detailed run-up to the invasion, including extensive references to intelligence material (bearing in mind that this was written before SIS was even official acknowledged as existing). There is one tantalising reference which I would welcome comment on. It is relating to the Argentine actions near Leith, on South Georgia, when a group were landed in March 1982 to ostensibly dismantle the whaling station, but hoisted the Argentine Flag and generally caused a bit of a nuisance diplomatically. Para 208 of the report refers to the the continued presence of a French yacht, whose crew appeared to be working with the Argentines on 27 March 1982 5 days before the invasion at Port Stanley. Does anyone have any idea who/what/why this French yacht was doing in South Georgia - a Godforsaken place? DGSE a lá the yacht Ouvea in New Zealand, three years later when the Rainbow Warrior was sunk?