What was the reception given to the officers and men on their return to Argentina, given the fall of the junta and the fact that the army in the Falklands/Malvinas had surrendered rather than fight to the last man?
In order to answere this question and to better understand what happen in the Islands lets start at the begining :
There is a Report called " The Ratenbach Report " that makes the analisis of all mistakes made during the Conflic , it's my understanding that it is until now the best report I have read .-
In that report you will find that there were two very important Concepts that were wrong , and if you had this first two concepts wrong , and if everything was planed following this two crusial mistakes , it didn't matter how brave your Man were , how brave your Pilots would be , the odds were against you .- First Concept
: Great Britain would not make that long trip from Home Land down south to recover the Islands - They are too far away .- Wrong that is why in the middle of the conflict and with a naval blockade in place we were trying to bring by air everything that had not been plan in the bigining .-Second Concept
: USA will not help Grat Britain .- Wrong that is why we lost so many Pilots ( Side Winders ), that is why we did not realized that Chile could provide important inteligence information etc etc -
As you see , if the conflict had been plan with this two crusial mistakes since the biginin , no matter how brave your Pilots are , Odds are against you -
The reception back in Main Land was not warm at the best , yes we had lost a Conflict but I will add this , it was lost from the start and in Main Land , and no matter the effort made in the grounds the outcome was doom since the first day -
Other factors contributed to the defeat , training , young soldiers with few month of training , this was our first conflict experience in the last 100 years , so there was a lack of experience in this type of conflict .