30th Anniversary of Argentina's invasion of Falkland Islands

30th Anniversary of Argentina's invasion of Falkland Islands
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:34am

The Argentine cemetery on the Falkland Islands was nearly empty monday, the day that marked the 30th anniversary of Argentina's invasion of the islands and the start of its war with Britain. More than 230 gravestones for Argentine soldiers killed in the conflict are now isolated in the military cemetery. No Argentine veterans were able to travel to the site for the anniversary.

Argentina occupied the islands for 74 days in 1982, but it came to an end when British troops routed the Argentines in hard and bloody trench warfare. With the approach of the war's anniversary, Buenos Aires has intensified its campaign to pressure London into sovereignty talks. Britain has so far resisted.

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