In 1982, the Argentinian army invaded the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. Although the islands have been controlled by Britain since the mid-1800s, the Argentinians claimed ownership over the islands they called 'Islas Malvinas'.
The British launched a counter-invasion force and eventually overcame the Argentinians - over 900 people died in the conflict.
Two of those on the islands at the time were Andy Brownlee and Ronnie Quinn. Andy is from Belfast and had just moved to live on the islands. Ronnie is from Buenos Aires, of Irish extraction, and had been conscripted into the Argentinian army.
Andy and Ronnie both spoke to Buenos Aires-based, Irish journalist, Paul Byrne about the war and its effect on them.Paul Byrne's website.
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