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The 40th anniversary of the Falklands War: a dialogue

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matt Benwell



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2022.

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2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War. This significant milestone will be commemorated with a plethora of events in the Falkland Islands, Argentina, and the UK. One of these, the Falklands Forty Schools Competition, funded by the Falkland Islands Government, will see a national competition for young people (aged 16–18 years) in the UK that will encourage them to consider why the Falkland Islands matter today. With the editorial assistance of Professor Peter Clegg and Dr Kate Matheson, The Round Table gathered several of those involved in organising the competition to discuss remembrance of the Falklands War at this historical juncture. The dialogue below involves three scholars (an historian and two political geographers), two Falkland Islanders of different generations and the Deputy Representative of the Falkland Islands in the UK (FIGO). They conducted their discussion by email over the autumn of 2021. Each of the contributors writes in a personal capacity aside from Michael Betts who writes in his role as Deputy Representative of FIGO.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Benwell MC, Betts M, Cheek J, Pennell C, Pinkerton A, Wilks N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: The Round Table

Year: 2022

Volume: 111

Issue: 1

Pages: 116-126

Print publication date: 15/03/2022

Online publication date: 15/03/2022

Acceptance date: 01/02/2022

Date deposited: 16/03/2022

ISSN (print): 0035-8533

ISSN (electronic): 1474-029X

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/00358533.2022.2035570

ePrints DOI: 10.57711/kxb3-va86


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