Falklands40: Memories of an Argentine Veteran


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Please note that this episode contains descriptions of conflict and torture that some may find distressing.

When the British arrived on the Falklands Islands in 1982, they battled the Argentines. But on the other side, it was a very different story. For the young Argentine combatants, their greatest enemy was not the British, nor the unrelenting terrain—for many soldiers, it was their own commanders...

At the beginning of The Falklands War -La Guerra de las Malvinas- as it is known in Argentina, Silvio Katz was just 19 years old. Born and raised in Parque Chacabuco, Buenos Aires, Silvio would find himself amongst the battle for the Falklands, called up while fulfilling his compulsory military service. Joining Dan, Silvio shares his story of the conflict in the Battle of Mount Longdon, the harrowing methods of torture he endured at the hands of his superiors, and his reflections about the war forty years on.

Produced by Hannah Ward.

Translation by Claudio Molinari Dassatti.

Voiceover by Martin Esposito.

Mixed and mastered by Dougal Patmore.

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