While I’m waiting for Bitter to get up and ready so we can go appreciate some Starbucks, here’s some good history for everyone. I found this in one of Richard Fernandez’s posts where he expresses concern that the British military is falling below the critical point where it’s really capable of carrying out its mission, and probably below the point where they could no longer conceivably retake the Falkland Islands again if they were threatened. Then again, even at the time there was doubt as to whether the Royal Navy and Marines were up to the task, and they succeeded. Either way, he links to a very interesting documentary, from The Falklands Portal,Â thatÂ covers the fate of the H.M.S. Coventry, which was one of two destroyers and two frigates sunk during the Falklands War:
That’s part one of six. You can find the other six at this link here. I was only eight when this war broke out, but I certainly remember it.