Isabel Hilton, 3 March 1988
Show More The Land that Lost its Heroes: Argentina, the Falklands and Alfonsin by Jimmy Burns.
Bloomsbury, 287 pp., £5.95, November 1987, 0 7475 0111 4Show More
Falklands: The Secret Plot by Oscar RaulCardoso, Ricardo Kirschbaum and Eduardo van der Kooy, translated by Bernard Ethell.
Preston, 327 pp., £12, November 1987, 1 870615 05 0Show More
“... pretending to themselves that they had been firmly against the whole nonsense from the beginning, Cardoso, Kirschbaum and van der Kooy began the painful process of research and reappraisal. As they put it here, ‘the single fact of having to face that final defeat and humiliation taught the whole Argentine nation a few home truths. It made us ... realise ...”