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Falkland Islands War: First Strike Back


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Today in History: 25 May 1982


Falkland Islands: Falklands War – HMS Coventry is Sunk

On this day in 1982, during the Falklands War, the HMS Coventry was sunk by Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawk aircarft.

The HMS Coventry was a Type 42 (Sheffield Class) Destroyer in the Royal Navy, commissioned on the 10th November 1978. The Argentine bombing raid resulted in the loss of the Coventry, with 19 of her crew killed and 30 injured. The ship capsized before sinking not longer after.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Coventry_(D118)


Article: Falklands War


30 Year Anniversary

The links below are to articles concerning the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War and the tensions that are again rising in the Falkland Islands.

For more, visit:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304177104577311760059413558.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iS9bRFi63-ljkVV-eIGnWRT5fHUA
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/A-seismic-shift-30-years-after-the-Empire-struck-back_11163593


Today in History: 02 April 1982


Argentina Invades the Falkland Islands

On this day in 1982, the short but bloody war between Argentina and the United Kingdom, over the Falkland Islands, begun with the invasion of the islands by Argentina. Below are a series of videos dealing with the conflict and the third video deals with rising tensions over the islands once again. Argentina also occupied South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_invasion_of_the_Falkland_Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War
http://www.falklandswar.org.uk/


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