The Rarely Heard Argentinean View Of The Falklands War Reveals A Very Different Side To The Story

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Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images
Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images

The British landed troops and equipment at San Carlos on East Falkland on May 21. They secured a beachhead there, but ships in the area were vulnerable to Argentinean air attack. Several were sunk or severely damaged at the cost of 22 Argentinean aircraft.

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Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images
Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images

British land operations against the Argentineans on East Falkland started on May 27 with a successful assault on Darwin and Goose Green. Intense fighting left 7 British and 47 Argentinean dead, with 961 Argentineans taken prisoner. This British victory was to set the tone of the rest of the campaign.

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