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On a remote farm on East Falkland a family was woken up early by Argentine forces.
Forced out of the house they were then locked up in a hall at Douglas Station for four days.
Clara McKay was incarcerated in the hall and she spoke with News Editor, Gavin Short, about her side of the 1982 conflict.
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Have you ever wanted to know more about the history of land mines in the Falkland Islands?
We all know they were laid in 1982, but how many and what attempts were made to clear them after the conflict? Patrick Watts, who was in charge of Falklands Islands Broadcasting Station in 1982, explains.
This interview was recorded in November 2020.