The Falklands War: A Different Perspective

Ref: C2225567

The invasion of the Falkland Islands in April 1982 arguably, created the biggest political and military changes for decades, changes which still resonate today. As part of this history we will review how the engineers and scientists in the UK found solutions – on the “fly” - to solve the extreme difficulties in the South Atlantic. We will also look at the sinking of the Belgrano, its implications, asking was it right; what really was the USA’s involvement in this conflict and how did Chile help? How close did we come to defeat and was the conflict justified?

Course aim

This is not a conventional history of the conflict but a fresh look at how this was such a close run campaign and reviews the implications and impact the conflict produced

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Formulate a different prospective on this conflict
  • Discover an insight into the highly sophisticated support which attends complex conflicts
  • Formulate an opinion on the sinking of the Belgrano
  • Discover and appreciate how other nations reacted to this conflict
  • How close did we really come to failure and what would be the fall out if we had

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • It is always helpful to spend a little time prior to the commencement of the course to review the subject

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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The Falklands War: A Different Perspective

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