Never mind Brits in Nam- what about Yanks in the Falklands?

#1
I was recently at a 'meeting' in a Westminster pub where we got talking with some civil service types who were present - we all had a few, to be fair but various stories were doing the rounds:

including a version of the tale of the 3 US citizens 'captured' during the the Falklands campaign (As some arrsers may have heard, they had allegedly been assisting the invaders). It was suggested that info may soon come to light regarding their fate.

The first time I heard this rumour I wrote the whole thing off as complete bollox : but has this been done here in the past?
 
#4
I heard something about that a while ago but it was more than 3 at least thats what they said in the version I heard
 
#5
That's why I put 'captured' in commas. They were dispatched to prevent an embarrassing exchange of views with the US government. Apparently
 
#8
Imperial_Warrior said:
I remember when watching 'An ungentlemanly act' years ago, there was an american bloke and his family living on the island.
Think he is on about Yank mercenaries.
 
#9
I heard from a mate that a few were 'topped'
 
#10
Mali said:
I heard from a mate that a few were 'topped'
I heard the same, a few that were assisting the Argies as sniping instructors, and ended up attempting to wave their passports when captured.

Apparently a GPMG saw to them.
 
#11
Lewis said:
Imperial_Warrior said:
I remember when watching 'An ungentlemanly act' years ago, there was an american bloke and his family living on the island.
Think he is on about Yank mercenaries.
Well, I heard some tall tales bout this 'merc' incident from one of our security advisers an ex-Para/SF chap, a couple of years ago- but I took it with a large pinch of salt as he was prone to feeding the chucks.

Perhaps there is something in it then.
 
#12
The basic story goes they tried to surrender to some Paras who were then told by a CSM to take them over there shoot them and bayonet them to make sure.
 
#13
There was a very good book written about the conflict by, i think Max Hastings, who at the time was working for ITN. He travelled with the force down south and i'm sure he mentioned an incident at Top Malo house where a lot of American accents were heard prior to their surrender.
From my fuzzy military history i think it was a Para unit involved in this action. Can any Para's out there confirm this.

Standing by to be corrected.
 
#15
Markintime said:
Perhaps this is not a subject for open discussion on a forum such as this. Don't give The Scum or any other Journo fuel to produce headlines and spark official investigations, sh1t happens in war, let's leave it at that.
Seconded
 
#16
Markintime said:
Perhaps this is not a subject for open discussion on a forum such as this. Don't give The Scum or any other Journo fuel to produce headlines and spark official investigations, sh1t happens in war, let's leave it at that.
There won't be an official investigation and do you want to know why.

Because the whole story is Bullsh1t thats why.

You do realise that you have just accused X members of the Paras of war crimes/murder/conscpiracy/any number of dishonourable offences.

I bet the guys (and their friends and family) who were there are chuffed to hear internet/barstool fcukwits maligning thier memories.
 
#17
If memory serves this was investigated back in the 90's including people searching in and around the actual battlefield and nothing came of it so a non story imo
 

ugly

LE
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#18
Top Malo House was the action involving the M&AWC who apparently debriefed the captured senior PoW in the style of Brecon DS!
 
#19
Its a myth that resurfaces and does the rounds every few years. It has been comprehensively debunked.
 

Alsacien

LE
Moderator
#20
sandmanfez said:
Its a myth that resurfaces and does the rounds every few years. It has been comprehensively debunked.
Just goes to show you cannot keep a good story down - even if it aint true :wink:
 

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