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Could the bombing of Sir Galahad have been prevented?

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Too Thin for a Shroud: The Last Untold Story of the Falklands War Crispin Black

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The Welsh Guardsman Simon Weston is the most recognisable face of the Falklands war. He was terribly burnt when the Guards were bombed while waiting on the RFA Sir Galahad on 8 June 1982. He later became a national figure, talking openly about the difficulties of recovery, and working for burns victims and injured veterans.

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