03 May 2012

Argentina Marks Belgrano Anniversary

With the 30th anniversary of the Falklands ongoing, we're going to see commemorations on both sides, and right now, the Argentines are marking the anniversary of the sinking of the General Belgrano.

Argentina has held ceremonies to mark the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the warship General Belgrano during the Falklands War with the UK.

Survivors and relatives of the 323 crew who died gathered in Buenos Aires to mourn their loss.

President Cristina Fernandez reiterated Argentina's claim to the Falklands, which it calls Las Malvinas.

The Belgrano - a cruiser - was torpedoed by the British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror on 2 May 1982.

Its sinking remains one of the most controversial actions of the Falklands conflict.

image from Wikimedia

By: Brant

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