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Call the enemies bluff, and win

All photo’s and videos taken by me during one of my trips to the Falkland Islands.

2 Para overcame the odds in the battle against a fairly well dug in set of Argentine forces who also had the advantage in numbers.

Battle for Goose Green (Falkland Islands)

The Battle of Goose Green (28–29 May 1982) was an engagement between British and Argentine forces during the Falklands War. Goose Green and its neighbouring settlement Darwin on East Falkland lie on Choiseul Sound on the east side of the island’s central isthmus. They are about 13 miles (21 km) south of the site where the major British amphibious landings took place in San Carlos Water (Operation Sutton) on the night of 21/22 May 1982.

Call their bluff and hope they surrender!

The British command suggested they may “flatten Goose Green” with all available fire-power and then launch an assault with all forces possible, including reinforcements. This was relayed via CB radio the Argentine command who concluded  “..The battle had turned into a sniping contest. They could sit well out of range of our soldiers’ fire and, if they wanted to, raze the settlement. I knew that there was no longer any chance of reinforcements from 6th [Compañía ‘Piribebuy’] Regiment’s B Company and so I suggested to Wing Commander [Vice Commodore] Wilson Pedrozo that he talk to the British. He agreed reluctantly.”

Goose Green in 2012 (30 Years on)

Goose Green Community Center
Goose Green Community Center
Old Argentine trenches (Note the original blanket left in this trench)
Old Argentine trenches (Note the original blanket left in this trench)
Col H Jones - Memorial
Col H Jones – Memorial
Sheeps sheds that still bear the inscription of war
Sheeps sheds that still bear the inscription of war
Another old Argentine emplacement
Another old Argentine emplacement

In response to:

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/against-the-odds/