Argentina

Cyril Hamshere describes how the British community in Argentina came to be, at one point, the largest outside the Empire.

Of all the measures undertaken by President Peron, writes George Pendle, none was more popular in Argentina than the nationalization of the British-owned railway system.

William Gardener investigates the history of American flora and finds among its contributions to the health and happiness of Europe the not inconsiderable commodities of maize, the potato, rubber, tobacco, and quinine.

George Pendle retraces attempts by the British to seize control of Spanish colonies around the La Plata Basin, now part of Argentina and Uruguay.

A.L. Lloyd savours modern Argentina, “a civilization of horses, cattle and leather”.

Patrick Bishop’s first assignment as a foreign correspondent was to accompany the British task force sent to the South Atlantic to reclaim the Falkland Islands in April 1982. Thirty years on, he recalls his experience.

Thirty years after the Falklands War the bitter debate over the South Atlantic islands remains clouded in historical ignorance, argues Klaus Dodds

Richard Cavendish describes how Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina on May 11th, 1960.

Federico Guillermo Lorenz looks at Argentinian memories of the Second World War during and after the Malvinas-Falklands War of 1982.

Following his re-election in 1952, Juan Peron was overthrown on September 19th, 1955.