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Thread #143400   Message #3309750
Posted By: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
16-Feb-12 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
Seriously, I have never been able to understand the fuss made about sinking "The General Belgrano". There was a war on and it was a warship on the other side. Hence it was a legitimate target.

I think "The Sun" headline "Gotcha" particularly tasteless, as is the Childers' song quoted above, but the excuse that it was sailing away from the invaded islands did not render it harmless.