'People have forgotten the Falklands war' Ben Fogle on lack of knowledge of our history


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Ben’s new ITV programme, Falklands War: The Forgotten Battle will air on Thursday night. The presenter discussed what viewers can expect from the documentary with Kate Garraway and Richard Madeley on Good Morning Britain. During the chat, Ben told the hosts many people have forgotten the Falklands war, and some don’t even know where it is.

Ben explained he was just nine years old when the war happened 40 years ago.

He said: “It captured my imagination, the horrors, the excitement, all of those things as a young child watching that unfold.

“Obviously all of the bigger battles of the Falklands were the stories that really hit the headlines but this story of Naval Party 8901 is largely forgotten.

“What you must remember is that there were 70 of them as you’ve already explained, they were under-equipped and they were sent a telegram saying, ‘An invasion force is arriving tomorrow morning, make your dispositions accordingly.'”

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