- The islands are 7,780 miles from the UK and 1,140 miles from Buenos Aires
- They've been under British control since 1833, apart from during the 1982 conflict
- The Falklands conflict lasted 74 days between April and June 1982.
Read: Last week, secret files released by the National Archives under the 30-year-rule showed that then US President Ronald Reagan issued an appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands in 1982.
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