Thatcher unveils Falklands memorial





Baroness Thatcher met Falkland veterans and unveiled a commemorative arch in Hampshire on Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the conflict.

The former Conservative Prime Minister led the country during the 1982 crisis when Argentina invaded the islands. A total 255 British and around 649 Argentinians lost their lives in the 74-day battle.

Hundreds of residents lined the streets for the Iron Lady's guest-of-honour appearance in Fareham, Hampshire. The town is close to Portsmouth port where many of the Task Force ships sailed from to successfully recapture the islands.



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