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Other titles:PRODUCTION MATERIAL FOR THE FALKLANDS WAR: THE UNTOLD STORY [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes of the Falkland Islands during the Argentinean occupation.
Description: Port Stanley shop "Falkland Islands Home Industries". Civilian vehicles and military vehicles. Church. Good quality street scenes. Interview with Colonel Mohamed Ali Shineldin (note hand grenades carried high on webbing). Interview with General Menendez, Military Governor, in uniform. Shots of unstable munitions at airfield (close up). Exteriors and interiors of Moody Brook Barracks. Ammunition stores held by Marines at Moody Brook. Argentine flag flying over barrack flagpole. Guards stand on sentry duty with Sapper Hill in background. Close-up of signboard for Naval Party 8901. Port Stanley airfield now called Aeroporto Malvinas, run by Fuerza Aerea. Views of the airfield under occupation. Troops stand around, Interview by journalists with Alte Buser and Brigadier Crespo along with Comodoro Hector Gilobert (Fuerza Aerea officer). Buser (thought to be a military intelligence officer) interviewed again in aircraft. Interview on ground with Comodoro Hector Gilobert. Also interviewed at "Lugar del Desembarco" (Disembarkation point), "Jefe de Iglesia Catolica en Malvinas" (head of the Catholic Church in the Malvinas/Falklands): English Catholic monsignor (interviewed in English) "our people have never seen vehicles of war or soldiers on the streets: the tranquillity is broken" - he laments the loss of a tranquil, peaceful life without guns. Interview with islander Bill Etheridge (in English) (works in the telecommunications station) Carried out in the immediate aftermath of the invasion "not happy - I have lived here for fifty years and I am British... my country is not British any more" (lengthy interview). More scenes of everyday life on the streets under occupation.
Gun camera footage from onboard Argentine aircraft attacking British fleet. (27 secs)
Production Country: Argentina
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Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: Spanish
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: U-matic
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1