As in 1982, the Falkland Islands are on the top of the international agenda. That Atlantic islands are sought by Argentina, but the United Kingdom has the sovereignty. In the eighties, Margaret Thatcher led and won the war against Argentina, becoming a patriotic leader and consolidating the Conservative Party Government. Today, President Cristina Kirchner is working in the global sphere to find support and conditions to pressure the British nation in order to, in her words, restore Argentine islands. In 1982, the war was like this:
Photos by Julian Thompson, BBCA Royal Navy Wessex 5 helicopter delivers mortar ammunition to the front line during mountain battles above Port Stanley.
Royal Marine patrol passing the submerged fin of the Sante Fe at South Georgia.
The destroyer HMS SHEFFIELD on fire after being struck by an AM39 Exocet missile fired by an Argentine aircraft.
A column of 45 Royal Marine Commandoes march towards Port Stanley.
Two Royal Marines of 3 Commando Brigade “blacked up”.
The flag is hoisted by the 40 Commando, Royal Marine at Port Howard.