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By Will Fowler, Mike Chappell

At the evening of 1–2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led through Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its stream opposed to the Falkland Islands. On three April British major Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher confronted an appalled and livid condominium of Commons to announce that Argentine military had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the boys of Royal Marine detachment NP8901; had run up the Argentine flag at executive condominium; and had declared the islands and their inhabitants to be Argentine. This soaking up textual content through William Fowler info the land forces that contested the Falklands conflict.

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His field jacket, similar to that of his men but lenses—an aid to acquiring night vision at dusk? of better quality, bears gold general officer's leaves The field dressing was normally worn under the on both collar points. This is exposed in the open goggle strap at the rear; figure G2, whose slung neck of a type of drab tan quilted, hooded jacket helmet has the more usual string netting, displays with knit cuffs seen in photos of some Argentine the common first field dressing, in white with a officers.

The solid-propellant rocket, with an HE warhead, weighs 143lbs. and is 7ft. 4ins. , and its speed is believed to be about Mach 2. , RA, providing close-range defence against aircraft attacking at low altitude—ideally, aircraft coming head-on at the operator. It can acquire targets flying away, but does not have the endurance of 'burn' for a long tail-chase. Guidance is by radio/optical tracking. The solid-propellant rocket 35 positions, against which it proved absolutely devastating. The operator wears the olive green rainproof suit, and the 1943 steel helmet.

Various high-energy items. That night some soldiers A Harrier strip had now been completed at Port supplemented combat rations with condensed milk San Carlos—after a delay caused by loss of metal and other prizes. Bde. weapons had been set up, and four out of five troops. Skyhawks were reported knocked down. One 26 soldier watched others engage the aircraft with targets. During the fighting on the night of 11/12 small arms—a technique taught in the British Army June 3,000 rounds would be fired, some on targets since its successful use by the Vietcong.

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