Radio RTFM: The Falklands War remembered

Windows for Warships? Huzzah!

RTFMThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War, which ended on 14 June 1982 with the British flag once again fluttering over Port Stanley.

The older readers among you may also remember 1982 as the year Mark Thatcher got a bit lost on the Paris-Dakar rally, something unthinkable today with the ready availability of GPS. Things didn't go entirely according to plan down in the South Atlantic, either, and this got us wondering just how the conflict might have ended had our boys been equipped with the kind of cutting-edge technology that has proved so effective in the subjugation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Enjoy, then, our retelling of the liberation of the Malvinas with the assistance of every modern computing convenience.

Oh yes, and Tony Blair is for the off. Well, Tone, it's been lovely, and this episode of RTFM pays homage to the captain of HMS Great Britain over the last decade. Hit the text link to download, or use our Flash player for instant gratification. RTFM is NSFW, btw:

Those separate sketches in full:

Credits

  • Writer/director: Lester Haines
  • Logistical support: Phil "Philipe" Mitchell (VP of Thrust, Synergy and Evolution, El Reg Strategy Boutique)
  • Voice artists: Hils Barker and Silas Hawkins
  • Sound technician: Phil Corran at Cut Glass Studios
  • Thanks to: Aaron "Technical Overlord" Crane for resolving the Flash player - IE7 conflict. Huzzah!

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