Falklands War Anniversary

April 2, 2012 by staff 

Falklands War Anniversary, Today’s 30th anniversary of the Falklands War is being marked both in Argentina and the U.K. as tensions again rise over who owns the islands.

The two-month war claimed the lives of 255 British troops, 649 Argentineans and three islanders killed by friendly fire.

The war was more about pride than anything else.

The Falkland Islands themselves are a remote, rocky outpost with little strategic value, located 1,900 kilometres due south of Buenos Aires and 550 kilometres offshore.

The population stands now at about 3,000, most engaged in sheep farming, fishing and tourism.

In the end, Argentina surrendered, but in the years since, the South American country has never given up hope that it would, one day, regain control of the Falklands, known to Argentina as Las Malvinas.

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