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The main body of the Royal Navy Task force that is going to the Falklands set sail

The main body of the Royal Navy Task force that is going to the Falklands set sail


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The main body of the Royal Navy Task force that is going to the Falklands set sail

The main body of the Royal Navy Task force that is going to the Falklands set sail. The carriers Invincible and Hermes leave Portsmouth on this mornings high tide. Pictured, the carrier Invincible begins its long voyage to the Falklands. Small boats join in the rapturous send-off. 5th April 1982

Stone and Macdonald
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Portsmouth
England
DM 82 1787

Media ID 21850163

© Mirrorpix

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This print from Memory Lane Prints captures a historic moment in British history - the departure of the main body of the Royal Navy Task force that set sail for the Falklands on April 5th, 1982. The carriers Invincible and Hermes can be seen gracefully leaving Portsmouth harbor at high tide, embarking on their long voyage to the South Atlantic. The image exudes a sense of anticipation and determination as small boats join in a rapturous send-off. It is an aerial shot that showcases the sheer magnitude of this military operation, with warships stretching across the horizon. This photograph encapsulates both the scale and significance of this pivotal moment during the Falklands Conflict. As tensions escalated between Britain and Argentina over sovereignty claims to these remote islands, this task force represented Britain's resolute response to defend its territory. The carrier Invincible takes center stage in this picture, symbolizing strength and resolve as it begins its journey towards battle. Stone and Macdonald skillfully captured not only a historical event but also conveyed emotions through their lens. This print serves as a powerful reminder of sacrifice, bravery, and national pride exhibited by those who participated in one of Britain's most significant military campaigns in recent memory.

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