Falklands

Falklands: How British Forces won the conflict

Defence analysts say British Forces' military operations to recapture the Falklands were a "military impossibility".

On 2 April 1982, Argentina took control of the Falkland Islands, marking the first time in decades that a British Foreign Territory had been invaded by a foreign counterpart.

Over the course of fewer than three months, British Forces recaptured the islands in what global defence analysts often refer to as "a military impossibility".

Forces News spoke to those who were there and whose military efforts helped reclaim the Falkland Islands.

Cover image: Steel helmets abandoned by Argentine armed forces at Goose Green (Picture: PA/Alamy Stock Photos).