Falkland Islands: Winding Down

Britain returns the last P.O. W.s

No bands played, and no crowds cheered, as 593 Argentine soldiers returned home under tight security last week aboard the British ferryboat St. Edmund. The diesel-powered vessel discharged its human cargo, the last of some 11,000 prisoners taken by Britain in the Falkland Islands war, on a windswept dock in out-of-the-way Puerto Madryn, 650 miles south of Buenos Aires. One of the first down the gangplank was General Mario Benjamin Menendez, army commander in the Falklands, who saddened many of his countrymen when he surrendered to Britain's Major General John Jeremy Moore. Military authorities...

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