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Encyclopedia > Operation Algeciras

Operation Algeciras was a failed plan conceived by the Argentinian military to covertly sabotage a British Royal Navy warship in Gibraltar during the Falklands War. From Spanish territory during 1982, a force of three people (some of them former Montoneros) monitored British naval traffic around Gibraltar, preparing to attack a target of opportunity when ordered, using frogmen and limpet mines. However, the plan failed after British intelligence became aware of the mission and informed the Spanish government, who arrested the team. Motto: En Unión y Libertad (English: In Union and Liberty) Anthem: Himno Nacional Argentino Capital Buenos Aires Largest city Buenos Aires Official language(s) Spanish Government President Democratic Republic Néstor Kirchner Independence - May Revolution - Declared - Recognised from Spain 25 May 1810 9 July 1816 in 1821 (by Portugal... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... USS Port Royal (CG-73), a Ticonderoga class cruiser. ... The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), was a war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands (also known in Spanish as the Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, between March and June of 1982. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Movimiento Peronista Montonero was an Argentinian radical criminal leftist guerrilla group, active during the 1970s that committed many violent asesinations. ... A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... For the Wizard of Oz series character, see Frogman (Oz character). ... A naval mine is a stationary self-contained explosive device placed in water, to destroy ships and/or submarines. ...


In 2003, a Argentinian-Spanish documentary movie, Operación Algeciras told the story of the covert operation.


External links

  • Falklands war almost spread to Gibraltar The Guardian
  • Operación Algeciras review (in Spanish)
Falklands War
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Timeline | Background | Invasion | Falklands War
Battles | Recapture of South Georgia | Black Buck | Goose Green | Mount Harriet | Two Sisters | Mount Longdon | Wireless Ridge
Other operations | Operation Algeciras

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Algeciras at AllExperts (511 words)
Algeciras is a port city in the south of Spain, near the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.
The city hosted the Algeciras Conference in 1906, an international forum to discuss the future of Morocco which was held in the Casa Consistorial (town hall).
As a curiosity, in 1982 Algeciras was the scene of Operation Algeciras, a failed plan conceived by the Argentinian military to sabotage the British military facilities in Gibraltar during the Falklands War.
Algeciras, Spain (287 words)
Algeciras is a port city in the south of Spain, near the city of Gibraltar, slightly to the north than Tarifa, which is the southernmost town of the country (36° 7′ 39″ N 5° 27′ 14″ W).
The modern harbour of Algeciras is one of the busiest in the world, with much traffic to and from Africa.
Operation Algeciras was a failed plan conceived by the Argentinian military to send some Montoneros to sabotage the British military facilities in Gibraltar during the Falklands War.
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