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Aftermath of Falklands War - Part 1

Title
Aftermath of Falklands War - Part 1
Genre
Feature
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1982
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Duration
00:53:31
Description
Part 1 of a feature on the aftermath of the Falklands War. A reporter visits the Falkland Islands and talks to locals and troops, in this part looking at unexploded bombs and disposal; living conditions for British troops and their roles; policing the Falklands. Starts with montage illustrating events of the war (speakers include Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher). Speaking are: local residents and children; Major Peter Courtney-Green; Major John Quinn; hotel landlord Des King; Falkland Islands Broadcasting Station (bomb disposal announcement); Corporal Gary Moore(?); Captain Alan Brown; Bombardier Paul Maxwell; Warrant Officer John Pelling of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME); Wing Commander Tony McEwan; Flying Officer Steve Johnson (also plays piano); Corporal Geoff Palier(?); RAF catering officer, Major Wally Torrington(?); troops; Major Tony Figg, Port Stanley Police Station;Wing Commander Ian McFadyen(?); Pilot Nick Seward; Colonel Derek Brownson(?); Lieutenant Commander Ian Stanley; Captain Brian Young, Leading Seaman Rob Worsey(?) and other HMS Antrim crew members. Also reading of poem written by local child and troops sing Swing Low Sweet Chariot. Male presenter not identified.
Contributors
Margaret Thatcher; Brian Young; Steve Johnson; Alan Brown; Des King; Falkland Islands Broadcasting Station; Peter Courtney-Green; John Quinn; Gary Moore(?); Paul Maxwell; John Pelling; Tony McEwan; Geoff Palier(?); Wally Torrington(?); Tony Figg; Nick Seward; Derek Brownson(?); Ian Stanley; Rob Worsey(?); Ian McFadyen(?)
Keywords
Armed forces; Housing; Police; Great Britain; Military aircraft; Military affairs; Children (age group); Living conditions; Military personnel; Children (family); Conflict resolution; Arms control; Aerial bombardment; Air force; Colonial countries; Accommodation; Alcohol; Falklands War (1982); Argentina; Falkland Islands; Warships; Army; Food; Wars (events); Bombs; Explosives; Postwar reconstruction; Airfields; Helicopters; Land mines; Land warfare; Port Stanley; Population; Military engineering; Overseas mail; Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME); Rangatira (ship); Drinking establishments; Phantom (aircraft); Sir Tristram (warship)

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