On the night of the 2nd April 1982, without warning, Argentina launched the invasion of the Falklands Islands. What followed was Britain’s last solo war: the last major conflict fought over British imperial territories, the last major conflict Britain fought by itself rather than as part of a coalition.
The British response to the Argentinian invasion was almost instant, commandeering luxury liners, trawlers and ferries in addition to numerous naval vessels. Britain put to sea a task force of 28,000 men.
40 years on, we meet veterans from both sides who experienced the conflict first-hand and were witness to some of the most pivotal moments of the war.