Advance to Stanley, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards


The Welsh Guards had received terrible casualties from the Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram bombings. Their force had been added to the general plan at a later date than the Commando Brigade and their line of advance was to be from the South instead of from the West. The problem was that the British had deceived the Argentines into believing that they would advance from the South in order to make it easier for the Commando Brigade to come from the West. The Argentines had therefore prepared particularly tough defences for this route.


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