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The Project Falklands Contributors

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PROJECT FALKLANDS

– FILMED INTERVIEWS WITH THOSE WHO WERE THERE

The Falklands War

The Falklands War was a ten-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and its territorial dependency, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

The conflict began on 2 April, when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, followed by the invasion of South Georgia the next day. On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands. The conflict lasted 74 days and ended with an Argentine surrender on 14 June, returning the islands to British control. In total, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities.

Project Falklands

Project Falklands is a new project created by the Legasee Educational Trust. With the Falklands war 40th anniversary this year we wanted to create a archive of filmed interviews highlighting the personal sacrifices and life changing moments experienced by our brave men and women who served not only with the UK Military but also civilians who gave up their everyday role as ships crew to answer the call and support our military personnel embarking on an almost impossible task.

These video interviews give an indepth insight into the personal trauma suffered, the emotional impact the Falklands War had on men and women who experienced the war firsthand. Join us as we celebrate the amzing efforts, the heartbreaking personal accounts and hear stories which have never been spoken about.