A grouping of Malvinas Veterans have requested the United Nations to inquire about the delays in Argentina's Judicial branch on the case of torture and human rights abuses by Argentine officers against private soldiers during the 1982 Falklands war.2 comments
British lawmakers have demanded an inquiry into whether France was dishonest about the existence of a “kill switch” in missiles used by Argentina in attacks that killed British sailors during the Falklands War, with the sinking of several vessels, the first of which was Type 42 HMS Sheffield.
Last Monday was the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the ship ARA General Belgrano, one of the flagships of the Argentine Navy after being hit by torpedoes from the British submarine Conqueror during the Falklands War. As part of the tributes for the more than 300 Argentine sailors who died in that attack, the Argentine Ministry of Education wanted to honor the anniversary on social media. However, it ended in an embarrassment.
Brazil apparently was quite active during the Falklands War, and mounted a network to search and collect information on its neighbor (and historic competitor) Argentina, keeping a close eye on the military actions in the South Atlantic, and potential allies of the military Junta.
The city of Sheffield has come together to mark the 40th Anniversary of HMS Sheffield's sinking during the Falklands conflict. HMS Sheffield was struck by an Argentine missile on 4 May 1982 before sinking six days later on 10 May.
By Catherine Lough, PA - The memory of the Falklands War is an “open wound” for Argentina, the country’s ambassador to the UK has said. Speaking to Catherine Lough of Press Association news agency to mark the 40th anniversary of the conflict, Javier Figueroa said wrangling over the Islands’ sovereignty is “ridiculous”, but admits that the war was instrumental in accelerating the return of democracy to Argentina.
An exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands was opened in Gibraltar by Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Joseph Garcia. The exhibition was curated by the Archivist Anthony Pitaluga and prepared by the Gibraltar National Archives.
In 1982, the island of South Georgia experienced the only armed conflict in its history. Forty years on, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) commemorates the conflict and reflects on the progress of the island since the time of the Falkland Islands conflict.
On April 25/26 1982 British forces launched Operation Paraquet which enabled the recovery of South Georgia, the first UK victory and defeat for the occupying Argentine forces in the Falkland Islands and its dependency.
A memorial marking the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Sheffield during the Falklands War will be inaugurated next month at the National Memorial Arboretum.