Based on actual accounts, this film portrays the days and hours before and during the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which eventually lead to the Falklands War. As the Argentine forces land on the main island and make their way towards Government House, the British Royal Marines batten down the hatches and prepare to defend Governer Rex Hunt, his family and their fellow islanders from the invaders. Written by
Alexander Lum <email@example.com>
Also Known As:
La guerra de Las Malvinas
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Mike Norman, the commander of the Royal Marine forces during the actual battle, and played by 'Bob Peck' in the film, acted as an advisor to the film and also played a small role as one of the Falkland Island Defence Force volunteers. See more
Dick, I've got to draft a State of Emergency. Have you any idea how it's done?
No, I'm afraid not. I think we'll have to go back to 1939. Sounds absurd, I know. But there you are.
"We shall fight on the beaches". If only we could.
A Life on the Ocean Wave
by Henry Russell
Performed by The Band of the Royal Marines See more