This 4-part series,broadcast ten years after the events it depicted,stands without rival as the most comprehensive and informative history of the 1982 Falklands War.Perhaps little-known outside Britain and Argentina,this three-month war was significant for many reasons,and the series covers every aspect of it,from the decades of indifference and neglect by British politicians,to the turbulent military regime which governed Argentina and sought to use the invasion to divert attention from problems at home,to the brave young servicemen of both sides who fought and died in the Falkland Islands and the seas surrounding them. The series makes excellent use of archive footage as well as interviews with those who were there at the time,from senior politicians and military officers to combat veterans and Falkland Islanders themselves.Ten years is the ideal time interval for such a series,the interviewees are able to remember the events clearly and even the oldest of those involved were still alive and able to share their memories. As the war fades further into history,we still have this educational and well-produced series to remind us,and perhaps teach us a few lessons.
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