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Falklands 25

(June 2007)

MO
Moz Wales Today
Just watching coverage of the 25th anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands, and I have a question...

How did they get pictures back to UK back then?
MR
mromega Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The tapes were flown back to the UK
MO
Moz Wales Today
Right, ta. Must have been a hell of an operation, getting the tape from the battlefield to, presumably a ship, then to a short range plane, then presumably to Chile and back to Blighty.

There's coverage from 6pm on BBC Parliament, including how the conflict was reported by BBC News.
JS
Janner south west West Country (West) Spotlight
The Falklands really effects me every time i hear the name i get shivers down my spine. In 2007 the argentines still think that the Falklands are argentine and i have this troubling theory in my mind that we could have another repeat of the Falklands campaign. What worries me about it is that the Royal Navy would not win. They do not have enough ships and the Manpower they did 25 years ago.

My dad was drafted down there on HMS Coventry before the Falklands kicked off and was re drafted to HMS Broadsword. Any of you that watched the BBC 2 programme called Sea Of Fire there was a guy called Sam McFarland who my dad knew well and he is watching with me as i right this and he is near to tears.

God bless him and those who are not alive to witness the commemorations.

R-I-P

-Anyway back on topic!-
WI
william Founding member
I draw your attention to some six hours of coverage from 6pm this evening on BBC parliament - consisting of a documentary by Brian Hanrahan, a 25 minute interview with Peter Snow and a recording of the 1982 HoC debate (which was the first time the house sat on a Saturday since WW2.)
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Moz posted:
Right, ta. Must have been a hell of an operation, getting the tape from the battlefield to, presumably a ship, then to a short range plane, then presumably to Chile and back to Blighty.


It took between 4 and 6 weeks ISTR for some pictures to appear. The strength of the coverage was down to the four pool reporters, and their voice reports. Brian Hanahan, Michael Nicholson, Robert Fox, and Kim Sabedo (sp) from BBC, ITN, BBC Radio, and IRN respectively.
JR
jrothwell97 Meridian (South East) South Today
william posted:
I draw your attention to some six hours of coverage from 6pm this evening on BBC parliament - consisting of a documentary by Brian Hanrahan, a 25 minute interview with Peter Snow and a recording of the 1982 HoC debate (which was the first time the house sat on a Saturday since WW2.)


And really odd was that last night in the junction before the news (?) I saw a programme slide for tonight's Falklands coverage on BBC1. I know slides in general are a rarity these days, but a BBC Parliament slide!?
MR
mromega Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Just to clarify what I said, i've re-read one of my Falklands books, it's actually a bit more interesting.

The tapes were shipped to the Ascension Islands and then fed by satellite back to the UK, this was a delay of around 3 weeks.

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