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The battles for the ring of hiUa surrounding Stanley had begun. The British had already captured Mt. Harriet, Mt. Longdon and Two Sisters. 2 Para was charged with taking Wireless Ridge, to the north, and the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards …
The battles for the ring of hiUa surrounding Stanley had begun. The British had already captured Mt. Harriet, Mt. Longdon and Two Sisters. 2 Para was charged with taking Wireless Ridge, to the north, and the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards of the Royal Marines and the 1/7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurklia Rifles were set to take Mt. Tumbledown and its sub-hill, Mt. William, to the west of Stanley. Stiff resistance from the well-defended positions held by Batallon de Infanterfa de Marina 5 and a mix of Army conscripts was expected. A night assault was on, and Stanley, and victory in the war, was on the other side of the hills.
Mount Tumbledown & Mount William, East Falkland
The Battle of Mount Tumbledown was an engagement during the Falklands War. The engagement was an attack by the British Army and the Royal Marines on the heights over-looking Stanley, the Falkland Islands capital. Mount Tumbledown, Mount William and Sapper Hill lie west of the capital. Due to their proximity to the capital, they were of strategic importance during the 1982 War. They were held by the Argentine 5th Naval Infantry Battalion (BIM 5), a reinforced, cold weather trained and equipped, Marine battalion. The assaulting British forces were the 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards, 42 Commando, Royal Marines Mortar platoon and four light tanks of the Blues and Royals. The 1st Battalion, 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles were held in reserve. One of a number of night battles that took place during the British advance towards Stanley, the battle led to British troops capturing all the heights above the town, allowing the town's capture and the surrender of the Argentine forces on the islands.
Wikipedia: Battle of Mount Tumbledown