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  • Dec 21, 2014
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Falklands War

Briefs, January 5, 2013

Director George Lucas and his partner Mellody Hobson. Photo: Reuters

Two ghost gum trees painted many times by famed Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira were burnt down just as they were being considered for inclusion on a heritage register. Northern Territory Minister for Indigenous Advancement Alison Anderson said police believe arsonists set ablaze the trees, 16 kilometres from Alice Springs. 

Saturday, 5 January, 2013, 6:25am

Thatcher was ready for deal with Argentina to end Falklands crisis

Margaret Thatcher leaves No 10 Downing Street for an emergency session of Parliament on the Falklands crisis on April 14, 1982. Photo: AP

Margaret Thatcher held out hope for a diplomatic deal with Argentina over the status of the Falklands after its invasion of the islands, including the question of sovereignty, as the then British prime minister came under intense pressure from the United States to avoid a military response, British government papers released yesterday show.

29 Dec 2012 - 5:47am

Talking points

Former British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

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28 Dec 2012 - 1:35am

Tributes for Falklands hero who saved 10 lives

Tributes have flowed for the only Chinese man to be awarded one of Britain's highest civilian honours for bravery, Hong Kong's Chiu Yiu-nam, following his death at home.

The extremely modest Chiu ignored orders to abandon ship and saved 10 Welsh Guardsmen from the blazing Royal Fleet Auxiliary's Sir Galahad during the 1982 Falklands war between Britain and Argentina.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Argentina should put up or shut up over its claim to the Falklands

For the 25th anniversary of the Falklands war, the South China Morning Post published a series of reports on April 2 and yesterday about Argentina's claims to the islands, which are situated in the remote South Atlantic, far outside its territorial waters.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Razor's Edge - The Unofficial History of the Falklands War

Razor's Edge - The Unofficial History of the Falklands War

by Hugo Bicheno

Phoenix, HK$160

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Depths of despair

AT A GLANCE, the search appears to be just another deep sea mission driven by the human obsession with huge vessels, such as with the doomed Titanic.

27 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Falklands veterans may boycott reunion

Hong Kong sailors who served in the Falklands War may not attend a planned reunion because they are angry at their compensation payouts.

The former captain of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Sir Galahad - destroyed with many casualties, including some from Hong Kong, in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict - is trying to organise a gathering in June.

19 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

HK laundrymen washed up

AN obscure colonial anachronism is about to change status with the handover: the Royal Navy's practice of allowing each ship to hire its own Hong Kong laundrymen.

The men, usually two to a ship, are civilians taken aboard on discretionary contracts and hired through word-of-mouth in the tight-knit naval community.

30 Mar 1997 - 12:00am