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Why did England win the falklands war?

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2, Describe the measures taken by Britain following the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina in April 1982. As soon as Britain learned that the Falklands had been invaded Margaret Thatcher immediately raised an uproar against Argentina. She believed that any people who were British and wanted to stay so deserved that to be so and immediately called for Britain to meet Argentina in war. This reinforced her reputation as Britain's 'Iron Lady'. With her determination and the British media behind her it wasn't long before the whole country was baying for war. The British public were keen on a war in Argentina possibly because Argentina were a dictatorship and that Britain believed strongly in Democracy in free speech. They did not want British citizens exposed to that culture and this hardened our resolve to go and fight. The British felt it heir duty to challenge anyone who dared to invade any land of theirs. ...read more.


British men were also the best trained soldiers in the world at this time and were therefore far superior to their half-starved, untrained opponents. Our weapons of war and our technology was also far ahead of the Argentineans, whose only serious weapons were exocet missiles bought from Europe. As I said earlier the Argentine army were not as fortunate as the British when it came to their army. Unlike the British force most of the Argentineans had been made to join the army through conscription and so were not up to the standard of many of our men, since all of our men were volunteers and therefore much more enthusiastic. There was much confusion in the Argentine ranks with many soldiers having little or no contact with their commanding officer. These men often ended up without instructions or guidance for several days and eventually had to go to the nearest town in search of food so they didn't starve. ...read more.


However the Argentines, afraid of the consequences of being discovered, struggled to get within range. As I said earlier the Argentines did have one weapon which the British feared, their exocet missiles. These missile were highly powerful and deadly accurate since when they locked onto a target, you could then not escape the missile. The skill of the Argentine pilots was not up to standard and this meant that some of the bombs either landed unexploded or didn't hit the target at all. These pilots ineptitude, along with the supreme skill of the British pilots meant that we were far ahead of Argenitina in the war in the air. Having fought their way across the island, with a very small number of casualties and using their superior skill. The British then went on to surround Port Stanley. The desire to end the war was at an all time high for the British whilst the Argentineans were tired and de-moralised. This meant that General Menendez had little choice but to surrender on the 14th of June 1982. ...read more.

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