"They were talking about the Falklands War "

The Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom took place in 1982.  It arose out of a long-standing dispute between the two countries regarding the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, both of which are British Overseas Territories situated in the South Atlantic.

On April 2nd 1982, Argentinian forces invaded the Falkland Islands, which are known in  Argentina as the Islas Malvinas. Britain reacted by creating a task force to re-take the islands, thus initiating two months of fighting. During the war, 255 British, and 665 Argentinian servicemen were killed, along with three Falkland Islands civilians.

Click here to see a timeline of events during the war.

 

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands, from the air (2005)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePort Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands, from the air (2005) - Credit: Tom L-C

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