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Falklands' war book '1982 and all that' will answer Argentine questions

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013 - 04:01 UTC
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A frank account of what happened in 1982 in the Falklands  A frank account of what happened in 1982 in the Falklands

A book by John Fowler on what it was like to live through the Falkland Islands 1982 war from an Islander’s view has been made available in Argentina Translated from its British version ‘1982 and all that’ which has been available on Amazon for Kindle for some time, ‘1982: Difficult Days in the Falklands’ is soon to be available in Spanish thanks to the publishing house Winograd.

 Mr. Fowler said he was approached to have the book published in Argentina by two friends, Federico Lorenz and author of ‘Penelope’ Roberto Herrscher.

He had initially only published on Kindle for ease and convenience and it was suggested that the frank account of what had happened in 1982 in the Falklands would fuel the inquisitive population of Argentina who have questions about the War.

Federico Lorenz is considered a progressive thinker whose approach to expanding the knowledge of Argentina to consider the truth about the Falklands, simultaneously challenging the Government, means he has met strong opposition from both extremists and the Government.

“He believes it is time for a different view of the Falklands,” said Mr Fowler.

Mr Lorenz wrote the foreword for the Spanish edition of Mr Fowler’s book and said, “It is a pleasure and an honor to be part of this trip down memory lane and for the future” adding it is a “book worth reading and, personally, it was a wonderful boost.”

He considers John to be purely on the side of the Islanders, “he expresses the view of that ‘third party’ which the official Argentine position recognizes only in terms of its ‘interests’ and whose ‘self-determination’ the British have defended. (PN)

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • brasherboot

    Why would anyone be afraid of a book?

    Unless the truth comes out of course.

    Democracy and Argentina should never be put in the same sentence.

    Dec 03rd, 2013 - 05:21 am 0
  • Anglotino

    The truth has been there and available for any thinking Argentinean; if they desired to learn.

    Many Argentines lie about:
    -the discovery
    -settlement
    -1982
    -and UN resolutions when it comes to the Islands.

    It doesn't matter how many times you can prove them wrong with easily verifiable facts they just won't accept their brainwashing was wrong.

    So the book will not change much in Argentina.

    Dec 03rd, 2013 - 07:25 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    I think this is a good idea. It's about time the Argentine public had the chance to access the human face and cost of their governments insane 'Malvinas' policy.

    The truth about what the so-called Argentine 'liberation' force that invaded on 2 April 1982 were actually like, and how badly they treated the Falkland Islanders, should be told to the Argentine public.

    The Argentine government has done nothing but try to demonise the people of the Falklands as 'pirates', 'squatters', 'sub-human' or other such things.

    The Argentine people need to realise that this isn't about a group of Islands, this is about the people who have lived on that island for longer than Argentina has existed. People who, like every other human on the planet, love, live, work and die. Ordinary people who just want to get on with their lives in peace.

    They have no animosity towards the ordinary people of Argentina, they would like to be friends, or at least neighbourly, but it is the Argentine government that doesn't want that.

    They prefer the conflict, because they know they can use it to distract the masses (for a short time anyway) from their own economic insanity.

    Dec 03rd, 2013 - 07:27 am 0
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