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Argentina: From Falklands Blitz to ‘Treaty of Versailles’


Thirty years ago, Argentina’s ruling regime occupied the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, only to surrender 74 days later to Margaret Thatcher’s Task Force. The defeat paved the way for Argentina’s very own degrading “Treaty of Versailles.”

­Failed Diplomacy

­Many may remember how Argentine General Leopoldo Galtieri’s ruling Junta occupied the bleak Falkland/Malvinas Islands. Maggie Thatcher immediately responded by deploying a 127 military and merchant vessel war flotilla. The flotilla was spearheaded by the aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes, which were loaded with dozens of fighter jets to take the islands back.

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