The Empire Struck Back


Goose Green Settlement, the final objective of the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment. This was where the local population were held prisoner during the 1982 Falklands War. The Parachute Regiment liberated the local population after fighting in the most gruelling and brutal battle since the Second World War. The population were secured in the School House. The town was secured by B Company, led by Major John Crosland who famously wore a black knitted hat throughout the battle. The Falklands Conflict, 2 April to 14 June 1982, followed the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina on 2 April 1982. It was a unique period in the history of Britain and Argentina and, although war was never formally declared, the brief conflict saw nearly 1,000 lives lost on both sides and many more wounded.

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