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[–] WeekendBaker [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Gah I butchered the title but I am on mobile and this took forever to post. This is one of my favorite historic stories because it seems so essentially british to me. Having spent 12 years in the UK this is so easy to imagine.

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[–] lemetion_def 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

We caught them by surprise because they thought the 24,000km round trip from the UK to the Falklands would be too far for our bombers. What did we do? We gutted the Vulcans to the bone so they had exactly just enough fuel to fly over, do a short bombing run and fly back.

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[–] laancelot 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

FK: NO ORDERS ON THAT YET ONE MUST OBEY ORDERS

LON: WHOSE ORDERS

This is delicious.

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[–] daskapitalist 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That is a quintessentially British exchange.

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[–] Pattoe 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Don't worry Falklands, London has got your back.

I have no idea what Argentina thought the outcome of a war with Britain could have been other than a devastating loss.

Only 2 harrier jump jets were lost and that's because they crashed into each other.

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[–] RayLomas 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Only 2 harrier jump jets were lost and that's because they crashed into each other.

Uhm? What about Sheffield, Coventry and others ships lost? Not saying that Argentinians had any chance, but RN had some big losses.

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[–] kurfu 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

After the ship was struck, her crew, waiting to be rescued, sang "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Nice.

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[–] Pattoe 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Oh, I see how my comment was vague. I meant out of all harriers, not all losses combined.

At the end of the day, nobody wins in war.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I have no idea what Argentina thought the outcome of a war with Britain could have been other than a devastating loss.

Distraction from abysmal domestic policies. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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[–] Pattoe 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Great success! Glory to artostka!