Comb Fighters…

“TWO BALD men fighting over a comb” is how the Argentinian writer Jose Luis Borges described the Falklands War, and I never heard a better description.

The only hopeful thing about the Falklands War, in my opinion, was that it set a precedent for future wars – if two countries wanted to go to war, they should choose some barren island on which to fight, like two blokes slugging it out behind the pub, so that only the Falklands Islands got damaged and Argentina and Britain remained unscathed. Sadly, this has not so far happened in the same way again.


Kingston, M. (1998) What Did You Do in the Falklands War, Daddy? Available from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 02 June, 2021].


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