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Back to the Falklands: Brothers in Arms

Thirty-five years on from the Falklands War, Panorama follows a group of soldiers as they return to the islands for the first time since the war.

In 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, and a task force of over 100 vessels and 26,000 men and women sailed 8,000 miles from Britain to defend the islands. In a short but brutal war lasting three weeks, hundreds died on both sides, the Argentinians were defeated, and the islands were reclaimed.

But what happened after the parades were finished and the flags were put away? In this moving film, Panorama uses animation drawn by a Falklands War veteran to explore how the trauma of fighting a war can continue to affect soldiers even decades later.

The film follows a group of Welsh Guards whose lives were shaped by their Falklands experience as they return for the first time to the islands to confront their demons.

30 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Agnes Obel


  • 00:02

    The Cult


  • 00:03

    Agnes Obel

    Falling, Catching

  • 00:07

    Free, The Free

    All Right Now (Single Version)

  • 00:14

    Agnes Obel

    Pass Them By

  • 00:20

    Craig Armstrong


  • 00:23

    Anna Tatangelo

    Un Nuovo Sentimento

  • 00:28

    Dire Straits

    Brothers In Arms


Role Contributor
Producer Stephen Mizelas
Director Stephen Mizelas
Film Editor Graham Carr
Executive Producer Aisling O'Connor
Editor Jim Gray