The Anonymous Widower

A Man Who Changed History

I’d never heard of the British colonial administrator; Sir  Cosmo Haskard, until I read his obituary in The Times.

In the 1960s, he was the Governor of the Falkland Islands, when Harold Wilson’s government was seeking to transfer sovereignty of the islands to the Argentinians. He realised the islanders wouldn’t be a favour and fought a virtually one-man campaign to stop the transfer. The Times tells the story in detail, but I can’t find it elsewhere.

It is a fascinating tale, but without the efforts of Sir Cosmo, the history of the world would be very different.

March 5, 2017 - Posted by | World | ,

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