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Thatcher’s pays tribute to admiral who persuaded her to send Task Force to the Falklands

Thursday, April 28th 2011 - 18:11 UTC
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Former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher has paid tribute to one of the Royal Navy's most senior commanders during the 1982 Falklands conflict following his death. Former Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Henry Leach, died on Tuesday aged 87. Read full article

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  • Forgetit87

    Ms. (Mrs?) Thatcher is a very brave woman.

    To stand up for Pinochet after it was revealed his regime had killed thousands of Chilean citizens - not every person would've done that!

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    And very brave of the Argie public to cheer the Junta

    http://www.argentina-rree.com/protagon/bbc.htm

    It is very easy to understand how an indoctrinated population can believe that the highest form of patriotism is to invade those islands, even though those who invade them are the perpetrators of inhuman crimes against their own countrymen. The military junta would never have done what it did if it had not counted on the fact that this was going to generate popularity for the dictatorship.

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    1....And in another news this week...pot calls the kettle black.

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Forgetit, if you use such a standard, you are surely against all argentinian claims over the Falkland Islands, as this invasion is the result of the Argentinian Junta. How could you ever support/justify this?

    Apr 29th, 2011 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Charle

    There should be a memorial for this man in either westminsster abbey or ST Pauls cathedral. He rescued the Falklanders from opression and secured democratic freedom for islanders.

    Apr 29th, 2011 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    I'm not Argentinian, and I couldn't care less about the FI or the Argentine invasion of the FI.

    Apr 29th, 2011 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    @6
    Yeah right......whatever.

    Apr 29th, 2011 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    It is very easy to understand how an indoctrinated population can believe that the highest form of patriotism is to invade those islands, even though those who invade them are the perpetrators of inhuman crimes against their own countrymen. The military junta would never have done what it did if it had not counted on the fact that this was going to generate popularity for the dictatorsh
    It is very easy to understand how an indoctrinated people react to the massive killings done by the uk empire
    http://www.britishreparations.org/facts.php

    Apr 30th, 2011 - 09:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Site is incorrect.

    ”prison camps (a British invention)“

    USA and Spain used these before we did.

    ”machine guns (another British invention)“

    Not correct, the first correctly working machine gun made to be mass produced was made by an american

    ”it controlled nearly one third of the globe“

    Wrong.

    ”one of the primary causes of World War II.”

    Just....Lol, Really?

    Apr 30th, 2011 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    I am sorry zethee,the brits were carmelites!
    From now on the world shoul change the name of Mother Teresa of Calcutta to Mother teresa of england......
    Did not controlled 1/3 of the globe....,yeah rigth only 32%,now is correct!
    Not neceserely bad about that,depends how you controlled,rigth?

    Machine gun:
    The first machine gun was the Defense Gun, invented by James Puckle in England in 1718. It was a single barrel flintlock gun with multiple revolving chambers. It was operated by a hand crank. The intended use was repelling boarders on ships. The Puckle gun was not used very widely and failed commercially.

    An American inventor, Dr. Richard J. Gatling, invented in 1861 and patented in 1862 the hand-cranked multibarrel gun that can be considered the first cartridge machine gun. It was used in the American Civil War.

    The first commercially successful self-operating machine gun was invented by another American, who later emigrated to England, Hiram Stevens Maxim. Maxim formed a company to produce his gun in 1896. This company later became Vickers.
    Maxim's design was highly successful and found many buyers. The Maxim gun (Vickers gun in England) saw service on all sides of WWI and many conflicts around the world afterwards.

    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_invented_the_first_machine_gun#ixzz1L1WVNr4u

    Apr 30th, 2011 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Im confused as to why you posted that information when it just backs up exactly what i said.

    The website is wrong.

    May 01st, 2011 - 11:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Tte Estevez----------Oh so we invented the black plague did we? And the English exterminated the natives of Britain, funny that, when it was those Romans that invaded England and set about hunting down the Welsh, and then their was those nasty Frenchmen called the Normans who again invaded England and once again went about killing everyone that stood in their way, does the words scorched earth policy come to your mind, because that's what the Normans did to the English and Welsh.

    Now lets take a look at The Industrial Revolution shall we. We in England gave the world the makings of the Modern society with all the inventions that came about with the Industrial Revolution and it all happened in a little place called Ironbridge England. From that little place came all that you have today.

    Far from Britain being made to pay, it should be the other way around, the world owes Britain a dept of gratitude. But don't let that little fact get in your way of demonizing Britain. Its what we have come expect and always get from non persons and countrys like yourself.

    Tell me Tte Estevez, what has your country ever done of note for the world. Dont be shy do tell all of us

    May 03rd, 2011 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    You forgot the Dutch invasion of 1688 (one of the first cases of political 'spin').

    The Dutch gave us their fiscal policies which has resulted in a National Debt ever since. But don't misunderstand me, that was good. It paid for an Empire and just when every idiot on this board thinks we are broke, we know we've always been broke ... it just didn't stop us doing anything !

    May 05th, 2011 - 04:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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