When it comes to arguments over the ownership of small islands, I think most Britons can legitimately claim some kind of special perspective. Particularly if you are old enough to remember the Falklands War, it is easy to imagine how a group of islands can overnight be transformed from somewhere you have never heard of to a vital national obsession if someone else lays a claim to them in a violent way.
As of 20th September 2012 I have moved the History Books Review to http://historybooksreview.co.uk
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