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* Mentioned in ''Series/AshesToAshes'', where Shaz objects to Ray's cheering the sinking of ''General Belgrano'' pointing out that the Argentine sailors are only conscripts. When ''HMS Sheffield'' is lost later in the episode, Ray points out that they're clearly not all conscripts.

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* Mentioned in ''Series/AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'', where Shaz objects to Ray's cheering the sinking of ''General Belgrano'' pointing out that the Argentine sailors are only conscripts. When ''HMS Sheffield'' is lost later in the episode, Ray points out that they're clearly not all conscripts.


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* ''First Among Equals'' has two of the central characters act as the Defense Minister and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher during the Falklands War.


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* ''First Among Equals'' has two of the central characters act as the Defense Minister and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher during the Falklands War.

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* ''First Among Equals'' has two of the central characters act as the Defense Minister and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher during the Falklands War.

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* The Music/DefLeppard song "Die Hard the Hunter" is about veterans of the Falkland War returning home and finding it [[ShellShockedVeteran difficult to readjust to civilian life after the fighting]].


** In one episode, Krusty takes a night off filming his show and sticks on a re-run, figuring that no one will notice; unfortunately for him, it happens to be the edition that was playing the night the Falklands War was declared, and he interrupted the show to deliver an AuthorFilibuster about it.

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** In one episode, Krusty takes a night off filming his show and sticks on a re-run, figuring that no one will notice; unfortunately for him, it happens to be the edition that was playing the night the Falklands War was declared, and he interrupted the show to deliver an AuthorFilibuster a CharacterFilibuster about it.

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* Part of Doctor Rick Dagless, M.D.'s backstory in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' is that he served in the Falklands War. Sanchez apparently fought there too, but Lucien Sanchez isn't exactly a traditional English name, which implies a case of WorthyOpponent and DefeatEqualsFriendship.


* ''Tumbledown'' (1988) - A teleplay starring [[TheKingsSpeech Colin Firth]] in one of his first lead roles, portraying [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Lawrence_(British_Army_officer) Robert Lawrence MC]], who survived a sniper shot to the head. The film was controversial due to the portrayal of the government allegedly neglecting Falklands vets.

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* ''Tumbledown'' (1988) - A teleplay starring [[TheKingsSpeech [[Film/TheKingsSpeech Colin Firth]] in one of his first lead roles, portraying [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Lawrence_(British_Army_officer) Robert Lawrence MC]], who survived a sniper shot to the head. The film was controversial due to the portrayal of the government allegedly neglecting Falklands vets.


* Serves as a backdrop for ''ThisIsEngland''. The youthful main character's father died in the war, and frustration with the country's involvement is part of what incites the Skinhead movement. To paraphrase [[AxCrazy Combo]], it was a pointless war against FUCKIN' SHEPHERDS.

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* Serves as a backdrop for ''ThisIsEngland''.''Film/ThisIsEngland''. The youthful main character's father died in the war, and frustration with the country's involvement is part of what incites the Skinhead movement. To paraphrase [[AxCrazy Combo]], it was a pointless war against FUCKIN' SHEPHERDS.


* Likewise in the UK ''Series/HouseOfCards''. Prime Minister Urquhart says the same thing when a crisis blows up in Greece. However things don't go according to plan.

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* Likewise in the UK ''Series/HouseOfCards''.Series/HouseOfCardsUK. Prime Minister Urquhart says the same thing when a crisis blows up in Greece. However things don't go according to plan.

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* Likewise in the UK ''Series/HouseOfCards''. Prime Minister Urquhart says the same thing when a crisis blows up in Greece. However things don't go according to plan.


* Mentioned in ''AshesToAshes'', where Shaz objects to Ray's cheering the sinking of ''General Belgrano'' pointing out that the Argentine sailors are only conscripts. When ''HMS Sheffield'' is lost later in the episode, Ray points out that they're clearly not all conscripts.
* On ''YesMinister'' in the episode "The Bed of Nails", Jim Hacker opines that, if he takes on the traffic problem in Britain, "...if I succeed, this could be my Falkland Islands" -- to which Sir Humphrey replies, "And you could be General Galtieri."

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* Mentioned in ''AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes'', where Shaz objects to Ray's cheering the sinking of ''General Belgrano'' pointing out that the Argentine sailors are only conscripts. When ''HMS Sheffield'' is lost later in the episode, Ray points out that they're clearly not all conscripts.
* On ''YesMinister'' ''Series/YesMinister'' in the episode "The Bed of Nails", Jim Hacker opines that, if he takes on the traffic problem in Britain, "...if I succeed, this could be my Falkland Islands" -- to which Sir Humphrey replies, "And you could be General Galtieri."

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* Walter Blunt of ''BluntTalk'' fought in the war with the British Army, along with his valet Harry, who still calls him 'Major'.

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** Except the shepherds were British.


Notable for being the last armed-conflict in which the United States of America officially declared neutrality, though that neutrality wasn't exactly "neutral" per se. Having been recently gutted by budget cuts, some of the Royal Navy brass were unsure about just how much force they could project into the South Atlantic. Though it turns out that they were able to handle things just fine by themselves, the concern was significant enough for Thatcher to obtain an unofficial agreement with the Reagan Administration that would have Fleet Air Arm Harriers operating from a US Navy aircraft carrier (the United States [[RulesLawyer wouldn't be involved in hostilities]], just making sure the British jets didn't get lost...or run out of ammo) in the event that a British carrier couldn't be made ready in time. The agreement was rendered unnecessary when HMS ''Invincible'' commenced flight operations in the Falklands Theater. There is also a rarely-quoted and [[ClouCuckooLander even-more-rarely-believed]] conspiracy theory claiming that ARA ''General Belgrano'' [[FalseFlagOperation was secretly sunk by the Americans]]. The theory alleges that only the Americans would've known how to sink a ''Brooklyn''-class cruiser so quickly--[[SarcasmMode because seriously, who would've known that blowing her bottom out with a bunch of torpedoes would work so well?]]

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Notable for being the last armed-conflict in which the United States of America officially declared neutrality, though that neutrality wasn't exactly "neutral" per se. Having been recently gutted by budget cuts, some of the Royal Navy brass were unsure about just how much force they could project into the South Atlantic. Though it turns out that they were able to handle things just fine by themselves, the concern was significant enough for Thatcher to obtain an unofficial agreement with the Reagan Administration that would have Fleet Air Arm Harriers operating from a US Navy aircraft carrier (the United States [[RulesLawyer wouldn't be involved in hostilities]], just making sure the British jets didn't get lost...or run out of ammo) in the event that a British carrier couldn't be made ready in time. The agreement was rendered unnecessary when HMS ''Invincible'' commenced flight operations in the Falklands Theater. There is also a rarely-quoted and [[ClouCuckooLander [[CloudCuckooLander even-more-rarely-believed]] conspiracy theory claiming that ARA ''General Belgrano'' [[FalseFlagOperation was secretly sunk by the Americans]]. The theory alleges that only the Americans would've known how to sink a ''Brooklyn''-class cruiser so quickly--[[SarcasmMode because seriously, who would've known that blowing her bottom out with a bunch of torpedoes would work so well?]]


Resulted in 255 British and 649 Argentine deaths, as well as those of three civilians. The British lost several ships, including two Type 42 Destroyers. The most notable Argentine loss was of the cruiser ARA ''General Belgrano'' (which had previously survived the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII attack on Pearl Harbor]][[note]] ARA ''General Belgrano'' was built as the American ''Brooklyn''-class light cruiser USS ''Phoenix''. She was the largest US warship to escape Pearl Harbor during the attack, and served admirably throughout the war, only to be declared surplus in 1946 by a US Navy that had enough ships afloat to make a large artificial continent, but no war to fight with them. Faced with the expensive proposition of scrapping the retired cruiser, the US government sold her to Argentina for a song in 1957.[[/note]]) outside the pre-arranged war-zone to the British nuclear submarine HMS ''Conqueror''- their navy played little part in the war after that.

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Resulted in 255 British and 649 Argentine deaths, as well as those of three civilians. The British lost several ships, including two Type 42 Destroyers. The most notable Argentine loss was of the cruiser ARA ''General Belgrano'' (which had previously survived the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII attack on Pearl Harbor]][[note]] ARA ''General Belgrano'' was built as the American ''Brooklyn''-class light cruiser USS ''Phoenix''. She was the largest US warship to escape Pearl Harbor during the attack, and served admirably throughout the war, only to be declared surplus in 1946 by a US Navy that had enough ships afloat to make a large artificial continent, but no war to fight with them. Faced with the expensive proposition of scrapping the retired cruiser, the US government sold her to Argentina for a song in 1957.[[/note]]) outside the pre-arranged war-zone to the British nuclear submarine HMS ''Conqueror''- their navy ''Conqueror''. The Argentine Navy played little part in the war after that.

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