BROTHERS IN ARMS
 
Artist Mark Knopfler
Release date 29th May 2007
Recording Abbey Road studios, London, UK, 2007
Format 1CD-single
Label Bluebeach
Cat.no. CA APT8525
Tracks
  1. Brothers in arms
Front & back cover                              
Additional comments Falklands 25 commemorative issue CD-single, jewel case. The Falklands War was an armed conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands between 2nd April 1982 and 14th June 1982. Brothers in arms has been re-recorded for the BBC in a one-take live session at London's Abbey Road studios. Money raised from the release of the track go to the South Atlantic Medal Association (SAMA) to assist with their programme of treatments for Falklands War veterans who continue to suffer the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). More Falklands veterans have died from suicide than were killed in the conflict itself and others have had their lives shattered by PTSD. A very successful part of the treatment offered by SAMA is a return to the Falklands helping victims of PTSD to come to terms with their involvement in the war. SAMA tells that as far as they are aware, none of the veterans who have made the return to the remote islands in the South Atlantic have subsequently taken their own lives.

Mark Knopfler: "'I'm touched that my song 'Brothers in arms', which I wrote at the time of the Falklands war, has been chosen to support the many veterans who are still suffering from the effects of that conflict."