thanks for posting
Gunner vs Fighter pilot, an story of veterans.
www.buenosairesherald.com... She (Fernández de Kirchner) also announced the declassification of the Rattenbach Report on the Malvinas War in 1982. ... Fernández de Kirchner also said she has instructed Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli to “create a committee in order to declassify the Rattenbach Report,” an independent investigation that was drafted after the Malvinas Islands. “History clearly shows that that war was not demanded by the Argentine people, but orchestrated by a junta desperate to bury the new reality that had been uncovered by a group of women who were looking for their children and grandchildren while wearing white handkerchiefs on their heads,” she said.
For those not familiar with it:
http://kiwidepia.com/kiwi/aS9uL2YvSW...5iYWNoXzVjNjk=The Argentine Rattenbach commission (Spanish: Informe Rattenbach) was assembled after the war to investigate the causes of defeat. It recommended serious penalties for some of the officers in charge, but its influence on the later trial was practically nil
That will be extremely interesting to read and check, I´ll let you know if it´s finally disclosed, deeply hoping it is neither edited nor modified.
Thanks for posting A_D - bookmarked for future reading.
Britain could not reclaim the Falklands if Argentina invades, warns General Sir Michael Jackson
The Falklands will be lost forever if Argentina invades again, one of Britain's senior military figures has warned.
In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, the former head of the army, General Sir Michael Jackson, says defence cuts have made it "impossible" to win the islands back after a successful invasion, in the way the British task force did in 1982.
I've seen these kind of articles before, but coming from Sir Mike gives it a bit more credence..
Whole story at - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...l-Jackson.html
We hada flurry of stories like that during the SDSR. Each as unfounded and misquoted as the next.
Sorry, I ment the British Army, I had ment to quote the chap above you but I ballsed it up.
I know, I was quite shocked to find out how small Argentina's army is these days. I do not feel Argentina will ever mount another invasion attempt alone, and would only do so if it had military assistance from neighbouring countries but I doubt that will happen anytime soon. What concerns me more is that our armed forces (Britain's ) is being asked to to do even more with ever declining numbers.
Since putting an mention in here for my book about the Falklands war I've made a flash slide show of all the pages. It's a bit small as the book is actually A4 in size but gives a better idea of all the images. There are 210 pages and about 400 images altogether. This isn't an advert as it's not for sale at the moment as owing to a high court ruling about VAT on printer matter I can't get a price from the printers. It's more of a photographic album than a book and that's what is causing the problem with the pricing.
Thought some of you might enjoy the slideshow anyway - just turn the pages with the mouse