With the capture of Mount Tumbledown, Wireless Ridge and Sapper Hill the Falkland Islands conflict was effectively over and at 2100 hours on the 14th June 1982 the commander of the Argentine garrison in Stanley, General Mario Menendez, surrendered to Major General Jeremy Moore.
The Argentine occupation of the Falkland Islands is coming to an end and Liberation is in the air. Royal Marines, Paras, Scot Guards, and Gurkhas with naval bombardment support were attacking and capturing the Mounts surrounding Stanley, which would inevitably lead to the collapse and surrender of Argentine forces on 14 June.
The first-ever intensive archaeological survey of the Falklands War took place last week. Waterloo Uncovered, a team made up of researchers, veterans and archaeologists surveyed the area around Mount Tumbledown, in order to gain a better insight into the battle that took place there during the last days of the 1982 conflict previous to the Argentine surrender.
Waterloo Uncovered, the groundbreaking charity that combines archaeology with veteran care and recovery, will be visiting the Falkland Islands this month to begin the first intensive archaeological survey of its battlefields.
British veteran of the 1982 Falklands War claims to have killed an Argentine soldier with his bayonette and now wants to give the helmet to the family, but... ¿did it happen as he says?
A television archaeologist has revealed plans to excavate the battlefields of the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict. The initiative belongs to Glasgow University academic Dr Tony Pollard who is preparing the major project.