Exocet missile in the Falklands war

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I am sure there is an Argentinian version of the above events.

The Brits were lucky in that war, some of the ordnance dropped by the Argentinian Super Etrands hit the British ships but did not explode. The ordnance was 2nd World war vintage and had not been tested. One of the ship hit by these dud bombs was British Aircraft Carrier. Imagine, if this 500 pounder had exploded, Great Britain would not be as great. The Aircraft Carrier would be rendered useless or sunk. British government would have been left with no choice but to recall its forces back home.

It is said by eminent personalities through out the history that luck favours the powerful. In this war, Brtis were the more powerful and all the NATO nations provided help to Britain to win this war, hence they won. Unlucky for the Argentinians, they lost, and lost it in a big way in which a big battleship was lost, the Falkland island was permanently handed over to a colonial power and a lot of Argentinian prestige joined the dust.
 

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I am sure there is an Argentinian version of the above events.

The Brits were lucky in that war, some of the ordnance dropped by the Argentinian Super Etrands hit the British ships but did not explode. The ordnance was 2nd World war vintage and had not been tested. One of the ship hit by these dud bombs was British Aircraft Carrier. Imagine, if this 500 pounder had exploded, Great Britain would not be as great. The Aircraft Carrier would be rendered useless or sunk. British government would have been left with no choice but to recall its forces back home.

It is said by eminent personalities through out the history that luck favours the powerful. In this war, Brtis were the more powerful and all the NATO nations provided help to Britain to win this war, hence they won. Unlucky for the Argentinians, they lost, and lost it in a big way in which a big battleship was lost, the Falkland island was permanently handed over to a colonial power and a lot of Argentinian prestige joined the dust.

Sir,

Great Britain is called Great because it comprises the greater part of the British Isles. It has nothing to do with its military achievements. When Scotland and England formed an union the country came to be known as Great Britain.
 
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I am sure there is an Argentinian version of the above events.

The Brits were lucky in that war, some of the ordnance dropped by the Argentinian Super Etrands hit the British ships but did not explode. The ordnance was 2nd World war vintage and had not been tested. One of the ship hit by these dud bombs was British Aircraft Carrier. Imagine, if this 500 pounder had exploded, Great Britain would not be as great. The Aircraft Carrier would be rendered useless or sunk. British government would have been left with no choice but to recall its forces back home.

It is said by eminent personalities through out the history that luck favours the powerful. In this war, Brtis were the more powerful and all the NATO nations provided help to Britain to win this war, hence they won. Unlucky for the Argentinians, they lost, and lost it in a big way in which a big battleship was lost, the Falkland island was permanently handed over to a colonial power and a lot of Argentinian prestige joined the dust.
The British had a really tough time in the Falklands it took all their diplomatic and military efforts to save face. In the end Gurkhas had to be sent in to bring the war to a quick end.
 

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Sir,

Great Britain is called Great because it comprises the greater part of the British Isles. It has nothing to do with its military achievements. When Scotland and England formed an union the country came to be known as Great Britain.
You are quite correct that "Great Britain" refers to the island that comprises Scotland, England and Wales. This term has been used since Roman times to differentiate it from Little Britain. You may well ask, where is this place; it is in fact, the Brittany peninsula in France.

In Roman times both France (including Brittany) and Great Britain were populated by Celtic tribes. The Romans managed to conquer the tribes occupying what became England and Wales and even Ireland but never managed to subdue the Scottish Celts. After the Germanic invasions many of the English Celts were pushed into the western extremities of the island which is why the Welsh and Cornish are Celtic and giving rise to the old joke the Welsh are Britons who can swim (across the River Severn).
 

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ITB or Berreta Firing installation (installation de tiro berreta)
This was an improvised system made from the launcher of ARA Segui an argentine destroyer, to fire from the ground, Argentine navy personnel went through a lot of work to get the launcher operational, 2 missiles were fired the first one failed to track while the second one hit HMS Glamorgan on its side leaving it out of action for the reminder of the conflict.
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