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The Falklands Conflict
Join us as we share fascinating personal stories about the Falklands Conflict with UK Armed Forces Veterans who were there in 1982. The Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, British Army, and Civilians who served with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and other merchant ships all feature.
The Falklands Conflict- FILMED INTERVIEWS WITH THOSE WHO WERE THERE
The Falklands Conflict
Legasee Educational Trust are proud to present an exciting new project for 2022.
In January, Martin Bisiker, the Trustee & Founder of Legasee, set out with his camera kit to film interviews with veterans who were part of the British task force that sailed to the Falklands 40 years ago.
All of the interviewees shared unique personal experiences about seminal moments from their time in the South Atlantic and collectively provide a fascinating and unique insight into the conflict. You can view them below.
The Falklands War
The Falklands Conflict was a ten-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and its territorial dependency, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
The conflict began on 2 April, when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, followed by the invasion of South Georgia the next day. On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands. The conflict lasted 74 days and ended with an Argentine surrender on 14 June, returning the islands to British control. In total, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities.
Project Falklands is an undertaking created by the Legasee Educational Trust and with the support of the University of Portsmouth.
With the 40th anniversary of Falklands war, we wanted to highlight the personal sacrifices made by the many men and women who saw action in the South Atlantic. Working with a number of Post-Grad students from Portsmouth’s Naval History MA, we focussed our attention on three groups of veterans:
- Royal Naval veterans [including those serving with Royal Fleet Auxiliary]
- Merchant sailors from ships that were taken up from trade [STUFT]
The filmed interviews proved an invaluable addition to their studies and we are now focusing our thoughts on project partnerships for next year. View them all below.