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Malvinas Veteran in tears after his Argentine military ID was sold on the UK eBay website

Monday, December 28th 2020 - 09:39 UTC
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By Heather Briley for MercoPress

LONDON, UK – Almost forty years after the Falklands conflict the identity document of an Argentine soldier has been sold on the UK eBay website. It belongs to the director of the Malvinas Museum in Buenos Aires, Edgardo Esteban, 58. He expressed his dismay at the sale and was moved to tears that it had surfaced after all this time. Read full article

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  • Room101

    Yes- return it! I am a loyal Brit and veteran, but honour demands that the veteran is respected.

    Dec 28th, 2020 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Jo Bloggs

    The document needs to be returned, and well before lawyers start profiting from it. It’s the only respectable and acceptable thing to do.

    Dec 28th, 2020 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tosca

    Agreed. Return it.

    Dec 28th, 2020 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    It should never have been taken in the first place, and must be returned ASAP.

    Dec 28th, 2020 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Livingthedream

    Yes, It should be returned. It's the honorable thing to do.

    Dec 28th, 2020 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    Yes, it should be returned but tell me this - will Argentina return everything that was stolen, damaged or destroyed during their invasion and occupation?
    There's an old Irish saying (probably English too) “what's good for the goose is good for the gander”.

    Dec 28th, 2020 - 11:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Frank

    In 2009 there was a room in the Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia dedicated to and filled with 'items looted from a house in Port Stanley' which is exactly what it said in spanish............ items personal and domestic....
    Probably still there....
    I have no sympathy for this bloke....

    Dec 29th, 2020 - 07:12 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Room101

    Hello darragh.
    I see what you mean, but honour is also a subjective matter: it has to start somewhere.
    If they don't return theirs, that is their sense of honour.
    To be better than your enemy, or to agree with them on mutuallly acceptable ethics, must be paramount.
    In any case, there is also humanity.
    Also, people are not geese:)

    Dec 29th, 2020 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    In England the saying goes, “What is sauce for the Goose is sauce for the gander”.

    Anyway, didn’t they sink the Canberra, twice.

    Dec 30th, 2020 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pipino

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZp_dqBijNA

    Jan 05th, 2021 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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