Falklands 30: Brian Hanrahan's memories

On 2 April 1982, Argentine forces invaded a remote British territory in the South Atlantic, which led to a brief but bitter war which saw more than 900 people killed.

One of the most recognisable and memorable BBC voices during the conflict was that of the late Brian Hanrahan. He travelled 8,000 miles with the British military task force to the South Atlantic.

Here - with the help of BBC News reports from the time, and Brian's personal thoughts recorded after the fighting - we take a look back at events 30 years ago.

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Includes BBC News and BBC Radio 2 archive audio. Music by Yazoo, ABC, Dire Straits and Shalamar.

Images from BBC, PA, Getty Images, AP and courtesy Imperial War Museum North.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 1 April 2012.


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