NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
15th June, 1982 : British forces are now in command of the Falkland Islands and the Argentine invaders are flying the white flag over Port Stanley. A jubilant Mrs Thatcher told the cheering House of Commons that the victory had been won by an operation which was “boldly planned, bravely executed and brilliantly accomplished”. The end to the fighting came when British troops broke the last ring of defences round Port Stanley at Tumbledown Mountain, Wireless Ridge and Mount Longdon. After hard fighting against well dug-in defenders, the British soldiers saw large numbers of the enemy streaming back to Stanley, and soon the white flags began to blossom like flowers.