A British Historian's Meditations

Horne, Alistair
July 1982
National Review;7/23/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 14, p886
The article discusses the reasons for the victory of Great Britain over Argentina's invasion on Falkland Islands. The British joint services' planning was commendable considering the speed with which the operation took place. The paras and Marine commandos had got efficient training in northern Norway and were therefore accustomed to the terrain. Their speed of movement, largely on foot and assisted with helicopters, was exceptional. There are lessons to be learned by other countries regarding the superiority of a highly trained professional armed force over a conscript army.


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