Ahead Of Their Time

Centrespread 1982

“Transport in Port Stanley shortly after the Argentine surrender. British and Argentine vehicles pass on the road while Royal Navy Sea King helicopters hover overhead”.

At 2100 hours on June 14, 1982, following the breach of the natural defensive line at Mount Tumbledown, General Mario Menendez, commander of the Stanley Garrison surrendered to Major General Jeremy Moore. Under the terms of this surrender all Argentine personnel in the Falklands were “to muster at assembly points nominated by General Moore, and hand over all their arms, ammunition, and all other weapons and war-like equipment as directed by General Moore or appropriate British officers acting on his behalf”, and so began the end of hostilities and the mass reorganisation of bodies and kit.

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