DOCUMENTS FROM THE 1982 FALKLANDS WAR

Argentinian Surrender
14 June 1982

I, the undersigned, commander of all the Argentine land, sea and air forces in the Falkland Islands, M.B.M. (Mario Benjamin Menendez), surrender to Major General J.J. (John Jeremy) Moore CB, OBE, MC, as representative of Her Britannic Majesty's Government.

Under the terms of this surrender, all Argentine personnel in the Falkland Islands are to muster at assembly points which will be nominated by General Moore, and hand over their arms, ammunition, and all other weapons and war-like equipment as directed by General Moore, or appropriate British officers acting on his behalf.

Following the surrender, all personnel of the Argentine forces will be treated with honour in accordance with the conditions set out in the Geneva Convention of 1949.

They will obey any directions concerning movement, and in connection with accommodation.

This surrender is to be effective from 2359 hours (7:59 EDT, 8:59 P.M. Falklands time) and includes those Argentine forces presently deployed in and around Port Stanley, those others on East Falkland, West Falkland, and all outlying Islands.

Source - 'Tempest in a Teapot' by R. Reginald & Dr Jeffrey M. Elliot, The Borgo Press, 1983

The room in the Falkland Islands Government Secretariat Building in which the Surrender was signed by General Mario Menendez is now known as the Liberation Room

 

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