In the old British Empire, manners mattered. I was growing up in England in 1982 when Falkland Islands Gov. Rex Hunt, who died last week [“Inspired Britons with leadership during Falklands invasion,” Obituaries, Nov. 13], declined to shake hands with the commander of Argentine forces that had captured the islands.
I remember this incident because, at the time, Mr. Hunt’s actions were controversial. Some, even through the fog of war, agreed with the Argentine commanders that Mr. Hunt was unnecessarily discourteous.