1982 – The Battle of Goose Green

One of the relatively few land engagements of the Falklands War, the Battle of Goose Green began at about 2:30AM when elements of the British 2nd Paratroops attacked Argentine positions at Goose Green.

They had expected to be able to capture the site ‘before breakfast’, but resistance was greater than anticipated, and the battle lasted into the following day, finally concluding the following day after the British brought in reinforcements and soundly defeated the defenders. The Argentine forces on East Falkland Island surrendered in their entirety on May 29, and the British reclaimed the rest of the Falkland Islands a little over two weeks later.

Referenced in:

Broken Heroes — Saxon