An aerial view of Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands, and its harbour. Just above centre are “The Narrows”, leading to the outer harbour, Port William (top left). The Government House complex is near bottom centre, with a long diagonal driveway; above and to the right of that is the Stanley Community School complex. The buildings with the blue roof are the hospital. Stanley was founded in 1845 and is the oldest town in the world so far south.
Photo: Copyright Norman Clark Photography, Stanley
Since the 1960s Falkland Islanders have faced concerted efforts by Argentina to promote its claim to the Falkland Islands – efforts which culminated in the Argentine invasion in 1982. The Argentine claim is based on serious historical falsehoods and crucial omissions, which are exposed and corrected on this website. From time to time new articles and books will be announced on this site.
New Historical Paper
David Jewett’s visit to the Falklands, 1820-21: no valid “possession-taking”
Click here to read abstract and full paper
New Falklands History Book
Falklands Facts and Fallacies by Graham Pascoe
The Falkland Islands in History and International Law:
A refutation of Marcelo Kohen and Facundo Rodríguez,
Las Malvinas entre el Derecho y la Historia
Newly published in March 2020, this is an essential contribution to
understanding the history and legal status of the Falkland Islands.
Please click here for a review by historian David Tatham
Please click here to see the conclusion of the book
Please click here for details and to order.