The Falklands sovereignty has been disputed for generations, most recently in 1982 after The Argentines invaded. 907 people were killed, the greater being that of the Argentines. The Argentines believed the British wouldn't attempt to retake the islands, they were mistaken. The war started 02/04/82 when the Argentines invaded, and ended 14/06/82 with the Argentine surrender. Tensions have again heighten with the discovery of oil in the UK controlled areas.