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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has called on Britain to return the Falkland Islands, known in Argentina as Las Malvinas, and accused Britain of blatant colonialism. Pressure on Britain to hand over the Falkland Islands may be at its height after more than a decade of failed US occupation.
April 2 marks the 70th anniversary of the Falklands War, when Britain defeated the country in a battle for the islands known to the Argentines as Las Malvinas. The war was the first major military conflict between the two countries since the end of World War II.
Backed by the United States, which had previously clashed with Argentina over whaling and seal hunting in the area, Britain established the Falkland Islands as an official colony. British military removed the remaining Argentines in 1833, but returned a few years later, claiming they had been under British rule all along. Sovereignty, however, remained a major point of contention, and in 1982 Argentina invaded these countries under the leadership of a military government. The Prime Minister sent a naval force to the islands, upsetting the assumption that the British would submit without organising a defence.
British forces to land and would be supplied with the remaining aircraft of the Royal Navy Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Naval Air Service.
It is the easternmost point of the Falkland Islands and houses an automated lighthouse originally built in 1855. Yorke Bay, a beach, cannot be entered as it is a beach that was dismantled during the South Falklands War. With about 1,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest and most popular tourist attractions on the island.
Argentine troops occupied the city for ten weeks in 1982 until it was recaptured by a British task force during the Battle of the Falkland Islands, as the locals call it. The Falklands War ended with a victory for British ground troops who crossed the South Atlantic on foot, defeated the demoralised and ill-prepared Argentine troops, and retook the capital, Port Stanley.
Argentine army, navy and navy moved in to defend the islands against a counter-attack. British forces had landed in the Falkland Islands after crossing the Atlantic, but it was not immediately clear whether Britain would use those forces to try to recapture the island.
The British government refused to negotiate and said the Falkland Islands had chosen British citizenship. The British allowed flights to Argentina after the Argentines abandoned their claim to the islands, which they still call Islas Malvinas, once and for all.
The serious dispute over ownership of the islands lasted for more than a decade, eventually leading to a war between Argentina and Britain, the Falkland Islands "former colonial powers, in 1982.
Argentina has repeatedly claimed the Falkland Islands, which it calls the Malvinas, and its territorial claims have always been high. The term "Falklands War - Malvinsas War" reflects the fact that the conflict took place in South Georgia, which was then a dependency of the islands, but not of Britain. It was written off as a war and recognised the international division over its name, although Argentina has since repeatedly claimed its own islands in the South Atlantic.
In 2013, the people of the Falkland Islands were asked in a referendum to vote on whether they wanted the islands to remain an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. British citizens who watched events from home, three days before Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, found that 88 percent of respondents felt that Britain had a duty to support the islanders.
The production is an attempt to revive the Falklands War debate almost 37 years later. The Falkland Islands Museum was packed with Argentine veterans who were fascinated by the original footage shown on the screen as they tried to capture it on their smartphones. Jeanne Sheridan is preparing a slideshow about the "Falkland Islands of life," accompanied by tapes produced for thealklands Broadcasting Station. To mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Falkland Islands, Sheridan and Ian Strange were commissioned by the Government to produce eleven stamps depicting historical events from 1833.
In the next decades, the Falkland Islands became a popular destination for whalers and seals, who used the islands as a shelter from the usual storms in the South Atlantic. This tradition continued until the 20th century, when they were often the last refuge for ships damaged at sea. British rule and on the occasion of the centenary of their rule over it Under the motto "The island is a place of history," they have raised funds for the establishment of a museum and museum on the island. The Harpoon3 simulator for warfare was made from the jaws of two blue whales and is intended to recreate the 1982 war in real life.
The islands are also frequently visited by small expedition ships, which sometimes combine a visit to the Falkland Islands with a trip to Antarctica. The MV Concordia Bay also regularly uses the small islands around it as a base for its annual Antarctic cruise. Antarctic cruises take you to and from the Falkland Islands and provide a good introduction, spanning the border between the UK and Antarctica and the South Atlantic. As fuel taxes are not levied in the UK and because fuel taxes are not levied in the Falklands, the prices of fuel in and around the Alklands are lower than those in the UK itself, with petrol 15 dollars cheaper and diesel 50% cheaper on average than in London.