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By Will Fowler, Mike Chappell

At the evening of 1–2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led by way of Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its circulate opposed to the Falkland Islands. On three April British major Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher confronted an appalled and livid residence 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 govt condominium; and had declared the islands and their inhabitants to be Argentine. This soaking up textual content by means of William Fowler info the land forces that contested the Falklands conflict.

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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.

The wash-leather a few photos definitely show red instead of the usual gloves were widely issued. The grenade is black, but we have been unable to find a photo unidentified but may be Italian. The 'prong' tying this feature in with other identified unit bayonet shown here only fitted the solid-butt features. Since the chevrons worn on the Marine version of the FN rifle—the more common folding- service uniform are red, we show them, tentatively, butt type is shown in the background. There was on this Marine figure.

H3 & H4: Teniente and enlisted man, Marine Commandos Mountain and Arctic Warfare cadre (an elite subunit) spotted a helicopter-inserted team of 16 men of Argentine Marine Commando Company 602 operating from a building known as Top Malo House near Mt. Simon. As Harrier strikes were not available, they 'took out' the enemy in a classic infantry attack. Nineteen Royal Marines attacked the 16 Argentine Marines, driving them out of the cover of the house with 66mm rockets and then engaging them in the open.

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