In the spring of 1982, another war broke out in the waters of the South Atlantic, 700 kilometers from the coast of Argentina. The Argentine dictator General Leopoldo Galtieri decided that it was time to take back this land to yourself, and on April 2 on disputed Falklands, they are Malvinas, an Argentine trooper landed.
The Argentines quickly and virtually bloodlessly — only one Argentinian was killed, Captain del corbeta Pedro Hiachino — crushed the resistance of a small contingent of British Marines and sailors, supported by local volunteers. The Argentine dream, which was almost 150 years old — and the British captured the Falklands in 1833 — came true.
Happiness, however, was premature. Distant London had to harness for a long time, but the reins were in the hands of the “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher. Ten weeks later, on 14 June, the Argentine contingent on the islands was forced to capitulate. The war, which was not officially declared by either side, claimed the lives of more than 900 people: 258 British (including three islanders) and 649 Argentines. The restoration of the status quo was unexpectedly pleased with the local penguins: expecting a retaliatory invasion, the Argentines managed to fill the islands with anti-personnel mines, and the appearance of extensive zones closed to visit could not but affect the growth of the bird population, which no longer needed to hide in cliffs.
Due to the short duration of the conflict, military propaganda on both sides was not able to deploy at full capacity, and for the most part the press had to wave after the fight. Today is a small selection of British cartoons, released in two small 60-page collections, published in large editions in June and September 1982. They were drawn in hot pursuit by Marines Warrant Officer Roy Carr, Colour Sergeant Arthur Huddart and Sergeant John R. Webb.