Hard to believe for those of us who remember it, but it has been 30 years since Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falkland islands in the South Atlantic. Or the Malvinas, if you prefer. It was a small war, as these things go, wedged in between 1981’s second Eritrean civil war and the U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983.
Yet it still echoes among those Brits who waged it, according to an accounting from the BBC:
In all, 255 Britons [and 649 Argentines and three Falkland islanders] died in the Falklands conflict, with many more physically injured. Countless others are still living with mental wounds.
Read their story here.