D-Day in the Falklands

The British land, the Argentines strike back, and sparring turns into war

From the beginning, there had been a surreal feeling that the conflict was both inevitable and preposterous, a sense that the sequence of events may have been totally unlikely, but that it would surely and reasonably safely run its course. Suddenly last week, in a crescendo of gunfire, the moment of blood and agony arrived, and it was all too real. In a matter of hours, the confrontation be tween Britain and Argentina was transformed from a tentative sparring match into a fierce land, air and sea...

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