Peter Beck looks back on the importance of Argentina's history.
The Argentinian writer Borges described the combatants in the Falklands War as being like 'two bald men fighting over a comb.' But thirty years before, Britain and Argentina nearly came to blows over territory far more remote and inhospitable.
Peter Beck urges an aggressive campaign in the defence of the study of history.
Peter J. Beck explores how Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands has involved diplomacy carried on by cartographic and philatelic means for nearly two centuries.
In the inter-war years, football was a popular sport which drew huge crowds of spectators. The totalitarian regimes of Germany and Italy, argues Peter J. Beck, were not slow to realise the propaganda, potential of their nations' sporting successes – and soon Britain recognised the value of sport to its own national image.
Peter Beck sets contemporary reportage of and reaction to the 1924 Olympics in the context of their times.