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Captured but still allowing them to hold their rifles?
What weapon is the Argentine carrying?
I have no clue about modern militarys, but those brits look more like huntsman than soldiers to me
Is that Prince Andrew, second from front? He’s definitely sweating there, eyes fixed on a young 13year old out of frame.
Considering those Royal Marines actually took an Argentinian submarine out of action before surrendering, as well as killing several Argentinian special forces soldiers, the Argie soldier is being very professional there.
What a lump-in-your-throat feeling there must’ve been to surrender like that; just hoping your captors have a sense of humanity.
Las malvinas son argentinas pa todos los brits, solo para que sepba
This 1987 documentary The Falklands War: The Untold Story that was made just 5 years after hostilities ceased, with the inclusion of both British and Argentinian voices, may be of interest to some
This and other pictures taken that day are the images that turned public opinion in the UK from we don’t want another war to supporting a taskforce to sail across the world to recapture the island.
The royal marines were returned immediately to the UK, I don’t think Argentina was expecting a war they thought once they had control diplomacy would take over and the armed conflict would end.
I cannot find the source but the marines were returned to the UK were among those that were sent to recapture the island.
One of the marines would later say something like "everyone would ask you questions on the way about what’s it like and you just lie and say you did what you had to do but really it was very scary."