May 25, 2013
Argentine Malvinas war rendition telegram sold
A day after the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Malvinas war, Bonhams auction house sold a copy of the telegram with which Argentina surrendered in 1982 for 7250 pounds.
The document, signed by British general Jeremy Moore reported that on 9 pm June 14th 1982, at Puerto Argentino, Malvinas’ capital, General Ménendez, governor during the Argentine occupation, had surrendered.
“Preparations are under way for men to return to Argentina, to pick up their weapons and their equipment and to safeguard their munitions,” the telegram continues.
The telegram was bought by anonymous US buyer. “The Falkland islands are once under the government desired by their inhabitants. God save the Queen,” the English written telegram ends.