The Falkland Islands Conflict 1982 Last updated: 16 Nov 2014
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On the 5th April 1982, a large British task force set out on a 7500 mile journey to liberate a group of tiny windswept islands in the South Atlantic. On 1st May began the biggest naval action to take place since the Second World War - nearly 900 men lost their lives. 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

These pages are not only a resource of information (containing contributions from people from all round the world, many of whom were actually involved) but also a tribute to those who served in the forces of both sides during the conflict.

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Chris Valentine (webmaster)

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Contents

Featured book

My Life in Pieces
by Will Kevans

In 1982 a motley crew of friends, fearless young lunatics with high-velocity weapons and mars bars, set sail for The Falklands. This is the story of a group of Welsh Guards thrown into the unknown and the untold tales from Two Companyís advance on the mainland towards Port Stanley. This book, which includes a foreword by Simon Weston OBE, is being produced by Towerprint, a Welsh company which employs ex-servicemen. A percentage of the proceeds is being donated to Combat Stress and SAMA Wales (South Atlantic Medal Association, Welsh Branch).

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