Tag: Falkland War

Falkland War
Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 05:20 UTC

Alejandro Betts' Malvinas veteran pension turns into controversy

“Throughout the whole conflict I was in Puerto Argentino dodging stray bullets and shrapnel from British bombings on our positions”, Betts is quoted

Falklands born, Argentine citizen Alejandro Betts rejected statements published in Clarin which described his 'Malvinas veteran' pension as 'controversial' and admitted he was surprised, when not startled by the headline display the news was given by the Buenos Aires daily in reference to his activity during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 06:26 UTC

Falklands' war: Chilean top commentator defends Chile's role in supporting UK

“Chile had more than sufficient reasons to help Great Britain following the Argentine invasion of the Malvinas Islands”, said Bernardo de la Maza.

Only a few hours off from Saturday's last match of the 2015 Copa America when the best South American team will emerge, the rivalry between finalists Argentina and hosts Chile has erupted strongly and the Falkland Islands' issue is not absent from aggressive chants and insulting messages in the social networks.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Falklands' war: Thatcher 'very angry' with the BBC with the coverage of UK military plans

“At times we felt strongly that they were assisting the enemy by open discussions with experts on the next likely steps in the campaign”, wrote Lady Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher accused the BBC of “assisting the enemy” during the Falklands War by broadcasting the moves British troops were likely to make before they actually happened, according to new documents revealed in the UK media.

Friday, June 19th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

Thatcher secret documents on Falklands' war reveal her anxiety over casualties

She wrote: 'The Union Jack was flying in San Carlos Bay. We had returned to the Falklands. My heart was full but desperately anxious about casualties'.(Pic Mail Onliine)

The Mail on line revealed on Thursday a secret handwritten account of the Falklands War by Margaret Thatcher. The 128 page, 17,000 word handwritten memoir of the 1982 conflict reveals for the first time her anxiety on the eve of battle and her joy at winning back the Islands from Argentina.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

Falklands' makes its debut among Argentine fans in the America Cup

The Argentine fans share with their English counterparts a history of violence and excesses

The America Copa (Cup) currently being played in Chile, and the region's national teams main football competition, has not been without incidents. The one that has attracted most headlines, so far, was the host's leading squad player, Arturo Vidal who went on public television to apologize for drunk driving after crashing his Ferrari.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Falklands has received no formal request to DNA test Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin

“The Assembly understands that the identification of soldiers interred at Darwin Cemetery is a sensitive issue, and that families of those soldiers still seek answers to the fate of their loved ones”,

The elected government of the Falkland Islands (FIG) has not received any formal request from Argentina or the International Red Cross, ICRC to exhume and identify Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin, according to the last edition of Penguin News, the Falklands' weekly.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 08:41 UTC

Falklands' clearance of Argentine mines planned to restart in mid-September

“This latest phase is the fourth and largest, and is scheduled to take place over the next two years”, said Marot head of the demining program in Falklands

The Falkland Islands program to clear mines planted by the invading Argentine forces in 1982, is scheduled to take a break at the end of April, following a very successful task all along summer according to Guy Marot, Program Manager for the Falkland Islands Demining Program Office, as reported in the FIG's edition of February.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands’ HMS Conqueror which sank Belgrano to be exhibited at UK memorial centre

 HMS Conqueror contributed to the sinking of the Argentine cruiser, at the cost of 323 lives is due to be allocated in a commemoration to the 1982 British fleet

The first British nuclear submarine to fire at Argentine battle cruiser General Belgrano during the Falkland Islands conflict is to be exhibited at a memorial centre, the UK-based Sunday Express reported on Sunday. The HMS Conqueror — known for having contributed to sinking of the Argentine cruiser, at the cost of 323 lives — is due to be allocated in a commemoration to the British fleet used during 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

Saturday, February 21st 2015 - 04:40 UTC

US top news figure admits he never was in the Falklands during the 1982 war

O'Reilly said what he meant by ”active war zones ... (in) the Falklands” was the tumultuous street demonstrations in Buenos Aires that erupted after the war.

Another United States prominent TV news figure has been accused of exaggerating his exploits while covering combat situations: this time it's Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and refers to his alleged coverage of the Falklands' war in 1982.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 09:53 UTC

World's only flying Vulcan bomber will be displayed at the Yeovilton Air show

The Vulcan’s RAF career peaked during the 1982 Falkland’s conflict when the type’s famous Black Buck missions became longest bombing raids in history.

XH558, the world’s only flying Avro Vulcan ‘V-bomber’, is RNAS Yeovilton Air Day’s first confirmed flying display participant. . Now 55 years old, this thunderous Cold War icon which played a great role in the Falklands' conflict, will be among the largest, heaviest and noisiest types involved in this year’s show on Saturday 11 July.

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