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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Falkland Islands War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The attack was pre-empted by the 'invasion' of the island of South Georgia (1,390 km east of the Falklands) on March 19, 1982 by a group of patriotic Argentine civilians posing as scrap metal merchants.
Falkland Islands Governor Rex Hunt was informed by the British Government of a possible Argentine invasion on 31 March.
The invasion of the populated areas of the Falkland Islands was preceded by the invasion of South Georgia, located 1,390 kilometres east of the Falklands.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Falkland-Islands-War   (5856 words)

 Falkland Islands - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The islands are administered as a British crown colony with the capital at Stanley.
The Falklands are rather bleak, rocky moorlands, swept by wind and drenched by chill rain.
Near the Falklands, in one of the most stirring naval engagements of World War I, the British under Sir Frederick Sturdee destroyed (Dec. 8, 1914) a German squadron under Graf von Spee.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/f/falklandi1.asp   (487 words)

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