Sir Rex Hunt, RIP

I thought this would be of interest to the seniors, as we are covering the Falklands/Malvinas War right now in class.  Sir Rex Hunt, governor of the islands at the time of the war, passed away last Sunday.  Here is the BBC coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20294856

It was Hunt who refused to shake hands with the Argentine commander during the surrender of the islands.  When the officer told Hunt that this refusal was “ungentlemanly,” Hunt responded that the invasion itself was an “ungentlemanly act.”

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