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How many people died in the Falklands War?

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Around 255 British and 635 Argentines died in the Falklands War. An additional 1,068 Argentine troops were wounded in the war, along with 777 British troops.

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The Falklands War is known in Argentina as the Guerra del Atlántico Sur, or the South Atlantic War. Each country also lost a number of ships, helicopters, planes and other military assets. The conflict began with an Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, which lie about 300 miles east of the Argentine coast. Despite early victories by the Argentine army, the British were able to deploy troops and retake the islands within three months. The Argentine defeat led to political turmoil at home and the removal of the president. Argentina still claims the islands, which it calls the Islas Malvinas, though the British government is still in firm control.

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