Category: falklands war

“The Yomper”: British Royal Marines entering Port Stanley at the close of the Falklands War, after marching 56 miles in 3 days, June 1982

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Royal Navy ship HMS Coventry is consumed by fire after being bombed by Argentine aircraft during the Falklands War

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She capsized within 20 minutes of the attack. 19 of her crew were killed and a further 30 injured. While waiting to be rescued, the surviving crew sang “always look on the bright side of life” from Monty Python’s Life of Brian (source).

Falklands War. Steel helmets abandoned by Argentine armed forces who surrendered at Goose Green. May 1982.

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April 2nd 1982: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands

On
this day in 1982, Argentine forces landed on the Falkland Islands and
occupied the area, which marked the beginning of the Falklands War. The
war was the product of long tensions over who possessed the islands,
with Argentina claiming ownership and Britain seeing the islands as
British territory. Argentine forces landed on the islands and fought the
British Royal Marines at Government House, leading to British surrender
and thus Argentina seizing control of the Falklands. British Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher responded by sending a naval task force to
attack the Argentinians. The conflict killed 649 Argentinians, 255
Britons and three Falkland Islanders, even though it only lasted 74
days. The war ended with Argentine surrender on 14th June, thus
returning the islands to Britain.

April 2nd 1982: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands

On
this day in 1982, Argentine forces landed on the Falkland Islands and
occupied the area, which marked the beginning of the Falklands War. The
war was the product of long tensions over who possessed the islands,
with Argentina claiming ownership and Britain seeing the islands as
British territory. Argentine forces landed on the islands and fought the
British Royal Marines at Government House, leading to British surrender
and thus Argentina seizing control of the Falklands. British Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher responded by sending a naval task force to
attack the Argentinians. The conflict killed 649 Argentinians, 255
Britons and three Falkland Islanders, even though it only lasted 74
days. The war ended with Argentine surrender on 14th June, thus
returning the islands to Britain.