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    Default The Falklands War ended this day 1982.

    The Falklands War ended this day 1982.

    The Falklands War was a 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom that resulted from a dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It began on Friday 2 April 1982 when Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. The British government dispatched a naval task force to retake the islands, with the resulting conflict ending with the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982. During the conflict, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel and 3 Falkland Islanders died.

    * During the build up to an offensive against Stanley, the resulting confusion of an uncoordinated advance to the disembarkation point of Bluff Cove had left the Welsh Guards on the landing ships RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristan, as sitting targets in Port Pleasant without defence escorts for almost 2 days. They became subject to Argentine air assaults which killed 32 of them and left 150 suffering burns and other injuries, including Simon Weston. The disaster provided the world with some of the most sobering images of the war as Navy helicopters hovered in thick smoke trying to winch survivors to safety.

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    We will forever remember the bravery and courage of all those that were in the Task.
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    Also spare a thought for the 649 Argentine conscripts who also died. There are no winners in war , just dead young men & women and all because the politicians get it wrong.

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    I have in the past, mentioned losses on both sides of conflict,
    never went down well to mention the enemy. However, I do
    agree that all loss of life as you say, should be spared some
    some thought.

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