2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment, Goose Green


This painting by Charles David Cobb shows the confused nature of the first battle at Goose Green. The British were on the attack but were significantly outnumbered. It was largely a night attack and the Argentines put up a fierce defence at first before succumbing to confusion and were unaware of their own numerical and weapon advantages over the British. This action nicely encapsulates how a highly motivated and well trained force might overcome a numerically larger and better prepared force. Morale is a key component on the battlefield.


Falklands War | Falklands War Images





Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames |



by Stephen Luscombe