A Sad Odyssey

Just as the morning mist was lifting, the families began climbing the gentle path to the cemetery at Port San Carlos. As they paid silent tribute to the 14 British soldiers who are buried there, several bereaved relatives burst into tears. On one gravestone a widow pinned a picture of her baby. Near by, a Union Jack fluttered in the wind. That scene last week marked the first stop on a four-day pilgrimage by 541 relatives of the 255 Britons who died last year in the ten-week-long war to recapture the Falkland Islands from Argentina.


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