The Falklands War: The Untold Story is a documentary released in 1987 and directed by Yorkshire TV. It attempts to uncover the truth behind the 1982 conflict between Britain and Argentina which took place over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. At the time, much of what happened during the war remained a mystery, with key figures staying silent and no one having ventured to Argentina to understand their side of things.
For many British people, it was seen only as another moment of national pride; newspapers full of photos of British troops triumphantly waving union jacks were an everyday occurrence. But this documentary delved into more than just that; exploring locations in Britain, America, Argentina and the Falklands itself, it revealed for the first time some of the darker realities of modern warfare.
This caused quite a stir among British government officials who even tried to get it banned from television screens. However, they were soon met with an influx of messages from wives and mothers expressing their support for broadcasting it on TV; those whose husbands or sons had died during the conflict wanted people to be aware of what really happened there.
Riveting from start to finish and meticulously researched by its makers, The Falklands War: The Untold Story is an important piece of documentary filmmaking which sheds light on one of history’s greatest mysteries. If you’re looking for something completely different which challenges your preconceptions about war and its effects then this is definitely worth your time!