The world was told about the Falkland Islands invasion by radio, the news sweeping across the globe. Historian and war correspondent Sir Max Hastings, reporting from the Falkland Islands front-line, called it 'the Radio Man's War' because it had a wider and quicker global reach. Harold Briley was the BBC 'radio man' in Buenos Aires.
He broke the story on the BBC World Service and brought the Falklands saga to life. Previously the Falkland Islands were virtually unknown, but after Argentina invaded, and Britain reacted sending a Task Force 8,000 miles to liberate the Islanders, they made the front pages overnight. Harold Briley recounts the events of the time, from his eyewitness standpoint, as the man on the ground in Argentina.
This book both recounts events and explains the attitude of the Falklands before and since the conflict, and the activities of the Argentine dictatorship intent on getting sovereignty.
Author(s): Harold Briley
First Publishment Date: 30 May 2022