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Scrap dealer who accidentally set off the Falklands War

Daniel Schweimler
BBC News, Buenos Aires


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While Britain has been involved in a number of conflicts since the Falklands War 28 years ago, it remains Argentina's only war in more than 100 years. Its defeat - and the issue of the island's sovereignty - continues to dominate on both a national and a personal level.

Constantino Davidoff
A war could have been avoided
Constantino Davidoff, scrap dealer

Constantino Davidoff played a small but significant role in a small but significant war.

At the end of March 1982, a party of Argentine scrap metal merchants landed on the distant and inhospitable South Georgia island - 900km (600 miles) east of the Falkland Islands.

He was the owner of a company contracted to dismantle a whaling station on the British-owned island.

It was a simple business deal that promised to make him a lot of money - but en


Added: Apr-5-2010 Occurred On: Apr-5-2010
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