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Montevideo, June 20th 2018 - 05:39 UTC

Gibraltar flies Falkland Islands flag on Liberation Day

Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 22:02 UTC
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The Falklands flag flying next to the Union Jack and Gibraltar's colors The Falklands flag flying next to the Union Jack and Gibraltar's colors

The Falkland Islands flag is currently flying above No 6 Convent Place to commemorate the Falkland Islands’ Liberation Day.

Gibraltar played a significant role in the British liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine invasion. Liberation Day, marked on 14th June each year, commemorates that historic event and pays respect to the 255 British Servicemen and 3 Falkland Islands civilian women who gave their lives in defense of freedom and democracy.

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  • Brit Bob

    And Argentina still lays claim to the Falkland Islands?

    Because Britain has held the Falklands continuously since 1833, British title is indefeasible. Moreover, such a conclusion is quite valid when it is remembered that title in international law is a relative concept and, therefore, a superior title is all that is required. (Disputed Sovereignty in the Falkland Islands: The Argentina – Great Britain Conflict of 1982, Florida State University Law Review, p674, Watkins N.J. 1983, quoting. Y. Blum, Historic Titles in International Law p 223 (1965).

    Falklands – Acquisitive Prescription(1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/35552595/Falklands_-Acquisitive_Prescription

    Posted 4 days ago +2
  • falklandlad

    THANK YOU, Gibraltar.

    Posted 2 days ago +1
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