|When you look back at this conflict, it was a close run thing. Either side could have won. Britain committed the assets of a bankrupt nation. Their big carrier was gone, the Harriers were new, the Type 42 let them down and they were a long way from home.
If you've ever read Sandy Woodward's account of the sinking of the HMS Coventry, you'll understand the, "never say die" attitude of their military. In my mind, the mentality and courage of, those that were sent, secured the win and added to the confidence of those that serve today.
They won this war because of the people they sent. The British military was brave and bold. The Argentineans were brave but lacked the depth of conviction that winning demands.