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Battle Day in London

Monday, December 11th 2017 - 02:49 UTC
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The annual Falklands memorial service at the Cenotaph took place on the 9th December under a brilliant cloudless sky. This commemorates all those who gave their lives liberating the Falklands from Argentine occupation in 1982. But it originally commemorated the naval Battle of the Falkland Islands, on the 8th of December 1914, and those who gave their lives then. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

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    On 3 January 1833 a British Royal Navy corvette with the support of another warship in the vicinity, threatened to use greater force and demanded the surrender and handover of the settlement.' And 'The act of force of 1833, carried out in peacetime without prior communication or declaration by a government friendly to the Argentine Republic...'

    Falkland Islands – The Usurpation: https://www.academia.edu/34838377/Falkland_Islands_The_Usurpation

    Dec 11th, 2017 - 10:06 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    Now that the evil corrupt failed Kretina and Co have been removed relations between Britain and Argentina continue to be improved. Many friendly gestures from Britain but still a long way to go. Some positive responses from Argentina and the rest of South America would be welcome.

    Dec 11th, 2017 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @Brit Bob. We thought it best as you certainly not run a country, I suppose in retrospect Argentina is slightly larger than the FALKLANDS so I suppose they could have made a go of it. Tough world ain't it?

    Dec 11th, 2017 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Let's take a moment to reflect on those who willingly gave their lives in the cause of freedom.

    @Brit Bob

    The document you linked to conveniently IGNORES the fact that the Argentines (or rather the United Provinces as Argentina did NOT exist in 1833) tried to 'usurp' the islands from the British.

    The history of the islands does not begin in 1833, rather it begins in 1690 when it was first named by the British. In fact, Argentina is a 'Johnny come lately' to the Falklands, being at least 6th after those with the better claims.

    1st - the Falkland Islanders - who are descended from those colonists that Argentina erroneously claim where evicted by the British. Strange how, after 180years, the descendants of those 'evicted' colonists still live on the islands.
    2nd - the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - who were the 1st to discover the islands, 1st to name them, and the only country that actually ever bothered to fight to keep hold of them.
    3rd - France - who where the first to attempt colonisation of the islands before the Spanish usurped them.
    4th - Spain - who kicked both the French and British off the islands - but subsequently gave the British back everything after Britain attacked Spain in retaliation for trying to steal the Falklands.
    5th - Uruguay - where all the 'governors' of the islands resided - strange that Argentina attempts to use these 'governors' as proof of Argentina's claims when they were all Spanish, lived in Uruguay, and that Argentina had declared their independence from Spain.
    6th - Argentina - whose best claims to the islands are that birds from Argentina migrate there - and haven't actually got any moral, historical or legal grounds to present a case to the only body in the world that could order a change of sovereignty, the International Courts of Justice.

    And since the Falklands will remain under British protection from now until the ending of the world, the Argentines will have to just keep wanting.

    Dec 11th, 2017 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JFrench

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Dec 13th, 2017 - 03:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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