Argentina rewrites history in textbook fashion





Argentinian school children are to be treated to a revised version of history with a new secondary school textbook accusing Britain of illegally "colonising" the Falkland Islands, writes Laura Smith.

According to the new tome, British forces arrived secretly on the islands, took them by force from the Spanish and have refused to discuss the island's sovereignty with Argentina ever since.

The British version of events - that it took formal possession in 1765 after finding them unoccupied and established a settlement a year later - is quite different.

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