Warfare in News

Posted on Thursday 14th June

Today, on the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, islanders and veterans will gather at the Liberation Memorial at Port Stanley, looking out over the waters of the South Atlantic, to remember those who lost their lives during the conflict and the sacrifices they made.

Over the past week, Falkland Islanders have remembered and given thanks, as they do every year, for the sacrifices made during the 74 days conflict.

Yesterday, islanders and veterans met at the military cemetery overlooking San Carlos Waters for a service to pay tribute. Fourteen of the 255 servicemen who lost their lives during the conflict are buried there.

Further Reading

Falkland Islanders at War

Only £14.99

Falkland Islanders at War

by Graham Bound

Falkland Islanders were the first British people to come under enemy occupation since the Channel Islanders during the Second World War. This book tells how islanders' warnings were ignored in London, how their slim defences gave way to a massive invasion, and how they survived occupation.
While some established a cautiously pragmatic modus vivendi with the occupiers, some Islanders opted for active resistance, using banned radios to transmit intelligence and confuse the Argentines. Others… Read more...

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