Charge against the French over Falklands Exocets part of a pattern of Anglo-French myths

A rewriting of history over the role of the French in the Falklands conflict has gone unchallenged in the coverage of the Anglo-French treaty signed in London yesterday. I’ll come to that in a moment. That episode was part of the  tissue of stereotyping, misunderstanding and rivalry that still lingers in the prickly relationship between Britain and France that was given full vent in the pop press.  Newtownards’ favourite son Col Tim Collins led the charge in the Daily Mail, as …

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