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  • Originally posted by DeV View Post
    There was no defeat!!
    yes, it was.

    Irish forces held a position, they were eventually over-run (for a number of reasons), they surrendered and were held as prisoners for a month, and the enemy occupied their position.

    was the Falklands a draw?

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    • Originally posted by ropebag View Post
      yes, it was.

      Irish forces held a position, they were eventually over-run (for a number of reasons), they surrendered and were held as prisoners for a month, and the enemy occupied their position.

      was the Falklands a draw?
      Don’t let the facts get in the way of your argument. There was a truce

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      • Originally posted by DeV View Post
        Don’t let the facts get in the way of your argument. There was a truce
        A truce during which positions were relinquished, the force taken prisoner and held by the other side of the 'truce'.

        Would you like to buy a bridge?

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        • Originally posted by ropebag View Post
          A truce during which positions were relinquished, the force taken prisoner and held by the other side of the 'truce'.

          Would you like to buy a bridge?
          If was fought to a truce, one side didn’t honour it

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          • A tactical victory followed by a strategic defeat. But even if Quinlan knew what was about to happen, what more could they have done except die for a position the enemy had already invested as part of the truce?
            The troops on the ground had their victory snatched by a UN force that failed to relieve or support them. So it was a defeat.
            Not for A Company, but for the 35th Battalion and ONUC.

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            • For a truce to exist, there needs to be conditions in place where a breach of the truce would see serious reprocussions for those who breach it.
              This was not done.
              A ceasefire was called as the Irish unit no longer had ammo or water to continue to fight. The other side then held them as prisoner while the other combatants negotiated with their leadership, the ONUC.
              The Falklands conflict ended in a ceasefire, after which the Argentine Leaders signed a surrender and all POWs were returned to their home.
              This was not the case in Jadotville.
              German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
              German 2: Private? I am a general!
              German 1: That is the bad news.

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              • Just in case anyone doesn't know, History of war magazine has done a 3 part interview series about Jadotville, the last part is out now.

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