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Falklands War

Falklands War

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Argentine troops seized the Falkland Islands - which they call Islas Malvinas - on April 2 1982. Britain first imposed a blockade around the island, and launched a counterattack on May 1. By the time the war ended, when the Argentine forces surrendered on June 14 1982, 255 Britons, and an estimated 1000 Argentines had died.


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04 May 2016

Do You Remember Falklands War?

Do You Remember Falklands War?

  • Anonymous user
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    I was 13 at the time and I remember that every atlas had an exclusion zone drawn around at by someone at our school. The Sun's headline 'Gotcha' when the General Belgrano was sunk and being personally caught up in the conflict when my relations were living in the Falklands when the Argentines invaded.
  • Anonymous user
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    I was 10 at the time. It's very vague but I remember watching Brian Hanrahan's evening updates and hearing his epitimal 'I counted them all out, and I counted them all back' referring to the Harrier jets I think. My grandma bought me his book. I was just intrigued.
  • Anonymous user
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    I was 6 during the Falklands War and all I remember was the red, white and blue bunting hanging all over the streets when it was over, I did not really know what was going on. I joined the Army and served in the Falklands for 6 months in 2004 and was amazed by the place. I made the most of my time down there and did many of the battlefield tours and visited most of the memorials. I was there from April to October (which is winter down there) and I cannot believe how difficult it must have been for the troops fighting down there in those conditions.
  • Anonymous user
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    I was in your land from the States and was knocked to the ground by a young man outside Salisbury Cathedral making plans to go to a place I had never herd of. Five year later and thousands of miles later...I met the same young man on a RN ship in my homeport in Florida. I Never will forget those who did not come home, and those who did.
  • Anonymous user
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    Luckily England didn't play Argentina in that year's World Cup - the war put a bit of needle into the game in '86. Could the Falklands War have been avoided ? Were both sides too up for the fight ? Why didn't Britain push for international sanctions against Argentina ? I bet the families of the dead would like to know why.
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    i dont really remember to much about the falklands war but i have memories of all my dads army kit being in our hallway at home as he was due to be on the next wave going out , funny really seeing as he used to drive a desk at work . luckily the war ended and he remained in the uk , i have not said we won the war as war is bad and there are never any winners !!!!!!!