Margaret Thatcher's biggest debt was to Argentina's navy

Margaret Thatcher's biggest debt was to Argentina's navy
 

Among this summer's Olympics and jubilees, Britons will celebrate the last time a British army actually won a war, 30 years ago on the Falklands. That is appropriate. But they are unlikely to read how it was really won. As in so many conflicts, victory lay not with the talents of the winners but with the mistakes of the losers. It was Argentina's mistake three decades ago this week that truly decided the outcome. Had it not been for the South Georgia "incident", wrecking Argentina's original invasion plan, Britain would probably have lost the Falklands. With them would have gone... read more

 
22 March 2012 in Politics, Views: 4
Source: Guardian
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