In the Malvinas War, 650 Argentine soldiers lost their lives.

A brand that makes a dent in the memory of all Argentines, the Malvinas Warand a new anniversary of the Argentine surrender at British hands.

In the Malvinas War, 650 Argentine soldiers lost their lives.

In this way, the June 14, 1982 Argentina presented its surrender to the conflictnot without controversy, a large number of casualties and a wound that is still open today.

The falklands war

The war conflict originated as a result of the occupation on April 2, 1982 of Argentine troops in Port Stanleywhich were under the orders of the Military Junta that governed the country since 1976.

In this situation, the British government responded by deploying a large military forcewhich, after 10 weeks of conflict, ended up displacing Argentine forces from the islands.

Only 10 weeks elapsed from the Argentine occupation of the Malvinas until the surrender to British hands.

Only 10 weeks elapsed from the Argentine occupation of the Malvinas until the surrender to British hands.

This English victory precipitated the fall of the de facto government, leading in 1983 to the return of democracy in our country, where Raúl Alfonsín was elected.

It should be remembered that both the United Kingdom as the Argentinabecause of this conflict diplomatic relations were severed until 1990.

The end of the Falklands War

On June 14, 1982, at 6 a.m.you could already see the first disorganized movements of Argentine troops through the main street of Puerto Argentino.

Already for 10 in the morning that same day, you could actually see the advance of the British soldiers through the central streets of the Malvinas capital.

Own Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieriwho had held the presidential mandate since December 1981 and who would remain in that position until June 1982, gave the order “for a capitulation as honorable as possible”.

Leopoldo Galtieri gave the order

Leopoldo Galtieri gave the order “for a capitulation as honorable as possible.”

Thus, the commander of the British ground forces, Jeremy Moore, accepted the surrender at the hands of the Argentine general, Mario Benjamín Menéndezafter what was pronounced by Galtieri and the cessation of hostilities was declared.

However, the British set conditions for the delivery of the prisoners of war, until Argentina assured that it would not fire another shot at the British.

The Malvinas War, after 40 years, continues to be an open wound in Argentine society.

The Malvinas War, after 40 years, continues to be an open wound in Argentine society.

During the contesthow hard 74 days, 650 Argentine soldiers, 255 British and three civilians in total died.

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