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The Rest Is History: 169. The Falklands War: Countdown to Invasion

The Episode “169. The Falklands War: Countdown to Invasion” of “The Rest Is History

Welcome to our mini-series on The Falklands War, where Tom and Dominic will break down the causes, conflict and aftermath of the war on its fortieth anniversary. 

In the first episode we dig into the history of the islands, the causes behind the Argentine invasion, and the domestic situation in both Britain and Argentina in the late 70s and early 80s.

The boys also dissect the almost farcical events that took place in the build up, some of the memorable characters like Rex Hunt, and the significance of a reindeer barbecue in South Georgia.

For access to all four episodes, go to www.restishistorypod.com

Producer: Dom Johnson

Exec Producers: Jack Davenport & Tony Pastor

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Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com


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Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present.

 

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They’re distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes.

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