'Canberra', San Carlos

This painting by Charles David Cobb illustrates the difficulties of getting the troops ashore and the huge amount of effort required to move the men and supplies on land whilst under constant air attack. In general, the British were fortunate that the Argentine Air Force concentrated their attacks on the Royal Naval warships rather than the more vulnerable but more key troopships like Canberra shown here. Had some of the large troopships been taken it out then the land campaign would have been far more difficult to conclude successfully.

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