Tag: Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams
Friday, December 28th 2012 - 05:03 UTC

PM Thatcher “never, never expected” Argentina to invade the Falklands; “it was such a stupid thing to do”

“That night no-one could tell me whether we could retake the Falklands - no-one. We did not know - we did not know”, reveal the declassified documents (Photo PA)

The 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina caught PM Margaret Thatcher by surprise, newly released government papers have shown. The then-prime minister only saw it was likely after getting “raw intelligence” two days before the Argentines landed.

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