In the Wake of HMS Sheffield (1986)
BBC Horizon (season 23, episode 11, air date 17 March 1986)
The Falklands War proved a bloody testing ground for many of the world's most advanced conventional weapons, nowhere more so than in the air-sea battles fought out between the Royal Navy and the Argentinean Air Force.
For the Royal Navy, the Falklands was the first significant war of the missile age. In the BBC film In the Wake of HMS Sheffield, we discover what has it learned about conducting Naval operations against a skilled and determined foe?
With contributions both from British Naval captains and pilots, and from the Argentinean Air Force commanders who led the attacks against them, Horizon reveals in In the Wake of HMS Sheffield how the painful lessons of the Falklands are changing the face of modern warfare.