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Arran
03-02-2018, 18:37
At the time of the Falklands victory there were no pound coins in pockets or Ford Sierras on the road, but you could still buy a new car with a Triumph badge and receive a half pence in your change. CD players weren't on sale until the end of the year and Channel 4 had not started broadcasting. Video recorders were available in VHS, Betamax, and V2000 formats, and video shops had shelves of tapes for all three formats.

Could you buy a Sinclair Spectrum or a Raleigh Burner before the Falklands victory?

CrystalBall
03-02-2018, 19:11
True, although the Triumph part of the Acclaim literally was the badge as it was a Honda Ballade in disguise! The UK also had a navy that was about 3 times the size of the modern RN - we would struggle to cobble together 8 destroyers and frigates now, never mind ~25.

Twocky61
04-02-2018, 09:49
Why didn't we hand the Falklands over to the Arggies? The island is nearer to them

It's like if the French wanted the Isle of Wight; it's nearer to us

Richard1978
04-02-2018, 17:12
Why didn't we hand the Falklands over to the Arggies? The island is nearer to them

It's like if the French wanted the Isle of Wight; it's nearer to us

Supposedly that was the plan in the 1960s, but the people living there wanted to stay British.

Twocky61
04-02-2018, 17:15
Well let 'em move back here lol

Donald the Great
04-02-2018, 23:15
I remember vividly the Falklands War.. we got extensive coverage of it in OZ. I recall at the time thinking what do the Brits want with this tiny island of rock just off the Sth American coast.