The Spanish capture of Port Egmont (1770).

The Capture of Port Egmont on 10 June 1770 was a Spanish expedition that seized the British fort of Port Egmont on the Falkland Islands, garrisoned since 1765. The incident nearly led to an outbreak of war between Great Britain and Spain, known as the Falklands Crisis. The Spanish authorities in Buenos Aires, having been … More The Spanish capture of Port Egmont (1770).