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The Rest Is History: 170. The Falklands War: The Task Force Sails

The Episode “170. The Falklands War: The Task Force Sails” of “The Rest Is History

In the second episode of our Falklands War mini-series, Britain is faced with an Argentine occupation and prepares to go to war.

Margaret Thatcher discovers her inner Winston Churchill – but faces a titanic showdown in Parliament, which sits on a Saturday for the first time since Suez.

The Task Force eventually sails – to huge public support – while the US, France and Chile all lend a hand. 

Come for Tom’s Iron Lady impression, stay for his Tony Benn as Dominic talks us through the second instalment in this epic four-parter.

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

Producer: Dom Johnson

Exec Producers: Jack Davenport & Tony Pastor





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


They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius.

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

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