The Battle Of Port San Carlos

Thirty-five years after the conflict, a Falklands veteran and former Intelligence Officer, Nick Van Der Bijl, reveals the inside story of a pivotal part of operations to re-take the islands.

Falkland Islands: 21 May 1982

Even after the hostile landings, the British fleet was not safe. Here, the frigate HMS Antelope explodes after an Argentine bomb detonates while being defused.

After capturing the Falkland Islands on 2 April 1982, Argentina watched as Great Britain despatched a Task Force to the South Atlantic. Meanwhile, an Argentinian Army Group (Falklands) intelligence assessment calculated the likely British options:

•A direct assault against Stanley.


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