British troops on landing craft, San Carlos 1982
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Falklands War: British troops land at San Carlos

British landings begin at San Carlos on East Falkland, with 3,000 troops and 1,000 tonnes of supplies brought ashore in order to establish a beachhead.

Troops found little in the way of cover, but Falklanders were quick to lend a hand shifting ammunition and frontline supplies.

Jeremy Hands reports from San Carlos.

First broadcast 8 June 1982.

  • 23 Mar 2012