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Former Chilean Air Force Commander Brigadier General Fernando Matthei confirmed Chile openly supported Britain during the Falklands conflict exchanging crucial intelligence information for weapons and equipment.
The argentine government announced that the official April 2 Veterans Day holiday will be moved forward by a day and celebrated on Monday April 1st instead.
More revelations of the conduct of the 1982 Falklands Conflict are contained in a book by the British Secretary of State for Defence at the time, Sir John Nott. He gives his version for the first time of the tensions in the War Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, of his feud with the head of the Royal Navy, of how British agents denied supplies of the feared Exocet missile to Argentina, and how France advised how to counter the missiles.
The only professional photographer visiting the Falkland Islands at the time of the 1982 invasion, Rafael Wollman, has re-visited Stanley and taken photographs of people he photographed 20 years ago.
Falkland Islands tourism has had a double boost of positive publicity on the BBC Holiday programme watched by millions of viewers and in the London Times Travel Supplement read by hundreds of thousands.