Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Seafaring Sunday: Falkland Crisis
January 22, 1771: After what would come to be known as the Falkland Crisis, a stand off between Spain and Britain over the tiny islands off the coast of Argentina, Spain cedes the islands to Britain. The Falklands, originally claimed by France, would eventually become part of the independent country of Argentina, but not without another crisis involving Britain.
Header: Edward Hawke, the First Lord of the Admiralty who sent the Royal Navy to the Falklands against Spain, via Military Photos (note: this site has some pictures that may not be suitable for all ages and/or sensibilities; go ask your parents before you click, kids)