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Falklands War l Photos

June 14, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of the end of hostilities in the Falklands War. Although June 20, 1982, marked the formal end of the conflict, the fighting ended on June 14 with the recapture of Port Stanley. Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982, but the British military was able to recapture the Falklands during a 10-week war that took place in the air, on and beneath the sea, and on the land around the Falklands. The conflict resulted in the death of around 649 Argentines and 258 British and spelled the end of the military junta that was then in control of Argentina. The underlying cause of the invasion, Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands, is still a source of tension between the United Kingdom and Argentina today.


Steven Hoarn is the Editor/Photo Editor for Defense Media Network. He is a graduate of...