. THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Argentine Soldiers Surrender in the Falklands « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ONTHIS DAY.com – For many Argentinians, and indeed some Britons, the thought that the UK would be able to recapture the Falklands Islands from Argentina during the 1982 war was far-fetched. After all, the small South Atlantic outpost lay thousands of miles from the British homeland.

But victory was not to be for the Argentine junta. After 74 days of bitter war the British Army recaptured Port Stanley, and on June 14, 1982, the Argentinians surrendered. There were almost 12,000 POWs in the Falklands.

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