How the Falklands/Malvinas War ended 40 years ago

  • Gerardo Lessard
  • BBC News World

image source, France Press agency


The conflict over the archipelago claimed the lives of more than 900 people.

Argentinian Robin Pablos recalls how the last “brutal” battle of the Falklands/Malvinas War was on a frigid night from 13-14 June 1982, 40 years ago now.

“Between the tracking shots and the torches, the battlefield looked like broad daylight,” says Pablos, who was 19 at the time and who was sent to that war as a conscripted soldier.

“Between the smell of gunpowder and blood, all that could be seen was quite Dantesky,” he told BBC Mundo.

This scene took place in Wireless Ridge, a hillside a few kilometers from Puerto Argentino or Stanley, the disputed capital of the archipelago.

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