The Falklands War, 40 Years On

We bring together a selection of interviews and events covering the history of Falklands War, its aftermath and the impact this has had 40 years on.




Main Image Credit Don Klumpp / Alamy Stock Photo - Memorial to the Falklands War fought between United Kingdom and Argentina in Stanley, Falkland Islands


The Falklands War began on 2 April 1982, when Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. It remains the most recent external conflict fought by the UK without any allied states.

Main Image Credit Don Klumpp / Alamy Stock Photo - Memorial to the Falklands War fought between United Kingdom and Argentina in Stanley, Falkland Islands

Interviews

Andrew Young, Military Science Community Manager, revisits the days and weeks following the start of the conflict. The war cost the lives of 255 British Service personnel and civilians and 650 Argentine servicemen. Andrew reflects on their service and on the actions of British officer Jeffrey Cardozo, who gathered, recorded and buried the Argentine dead with full military honours.

Andrew Young: The Falklands War, 40 Years On
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We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War with a dedicated episode of RUSI Journal Radio specifically on writing the history of the conflict. Regular hosts Demi, Emma and Ed are joined by Helen Parr, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Keele University and author of Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper (Allen Lane, 2018), which won RUSI's Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History in 2019.

Episode 3: The Falklands War at 40: Writing the History of the Conflict
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This episode complements a forthcoming special issue of the RUSI Journal marking the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Events

We have also scheduled a series of events on the Falklands War. Register for upcoming events or listen again to past recordings.

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The Falklands Campaign 1982 – Its Origins, War and Diplomacy

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Sir Max Hastings: Witness to the Falklands War

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The Geopolitics of Britain’s Antarctic Empire 1942–1961 and its Falklands Legacy

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