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For the people of the Falklands, occupation was at best demeaning, at worst terrifying. Islanders were under the heel of a foreign dictatorship, which had so far generally behaved with moderation, but in whose armoury summary arrest, terror and even murder were known weapons.
As United Kingdom media coverage of the 20th anniversary of the Falklands War gathers momentum, the Guardian newspaper has published the latest supplement on various aspects of the conflict and how it has affected Argentina and the Falkland Islands since. Twenty pages of articles and pictures depict a somewhat unbalanced and unflattering scenario.
Twenty years ago next month, a group of Argentinean 'prospectors' landed on South Georgia, setting in motion the conflict that became the Falklands War. Now that the dust of history has settled, we asked 16 different participants in that war a simple question: was it worth it?
Twenty years ago, at the age of just 23, Argentine Rafael Wollmann became a rich man overnight.
Antarctic Patrol HMS Endurance visited Buenos Aires over the weekend before departing again for the Antarctic.
A series of special events to mark the twentieth anniversary of the 1982 South Atlantic Conflict are planned at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College, Berkshire, in Southern England.
More revelations have appeared in the British media about the former Falklands Governor, 55-year-old Richard Ralph, now Ambassador to Romania, and his role in the sale of Romania's state owned steel company, Sidex, to an Indian billionaire, Lakshmi Mittal.