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HMS Endurance in the South Atlantic

Sea Harrier taking off

Discover more about the Falklands War

25 years ago Argentina invaded a group of islands in the South Atlantic.  To Britain the largest are the 'Falkland Islands' - 8000 miles away but British territory since 1833.  To Argentinians they are the 'Malvinas', to the 1,800 English-speaking islanders they were 'home'. 

The invasion started an intensely fought, 11-week war in which 130 British naval personnel were killed, 257 were wounded and six ships were lost.  Many more British and Argentinian servicemen also lost their lives.

Click on the links below to learn more about the Task Force and the campaign to save the Falkland Islands.

The Task Force

War on the Front Page – The Falklands Conflict in the Headlines

Blueys - What would you write home?

Behind the scenes of 'Task Force South' with Sea Your History

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SAMA 82 and the 25th anninversary of the Falklands conflict

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