April 2009

Poetry from a Falklands Conflict Veteran

In April 1982, twenty-seven years ago, the Falklands Conflict, or as the crisis is known in Argentina, de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur began.

On April 2, 1982 Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and the island of South Georgia over a dispute between the South American country and Great Britain. Argentina considered the invasión as a re-occupation of its own territory. Though the conflict was never officially declared as a war, in just 74 days nearly 1,000 were killed.