ā€œIt was a damn close-run thingā€
ā€” Major-General Moore, commander of the British land forces in the South Atlantic

In 1982, the average Briton didnā€™t know the Falkland Islands existed, let alone their status as a disputed British territory just off the coast of Argentina. That changed when the Argentinians invaded the islands and overwhelmed the small defending force.
Both nations claimed the islands were theirs, but now Argentina thought the British would give them up without a fight.

They were wrong.

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