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Falklands Conflict Gallery

By Major General Julian Thompson

On 14 June 1982, British forces retook the Falkland Islands following an unprovoked invasion by Argentina less than three months before. More than 900 people died in the battle for this remote and wind-swept place in the South Atlantic. On the 25th anniversary of the conflict, this gallery looks at the motives of the belligerents and examines why such a relatively small war from Britain’s military past has such a strong hold on the public imagination.

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Sailing of the task force
Sailing of the task force
The recapture of South Georgia
The recapture of South Georgia
Sinking the ‘Belgrano’
Sinking the ‘Belgrano’
An 8,000-mile supply chain
An 8,000-mile supply chain
Argentinean air attacks
Argentinean air attacks
Yomp to Stanley
Yomp to Stanley
Night battles
Night battles
Surrender of the Argentinean forces
Surrender of the Argentinean forces

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