Ronald Reagan & Margaret Thatcher

Conversation during press shoot (around 1200Z?) (US civil war; boom microphones; the Falklands) [audio]

Document type: Multimedia
Venue: American Residence, Faubourg St Honoré Paris
Source: Reagan Library
Editorial comments:

Around 1400? MT arrived at Orly at 1305 and drove to the US Embassy. The diary of White House staffer Jim Rentschler records her visit and some of the political arguments that preceded it (Secretary of State Haig vainly trying to persuade the President to let him attend rather than see MT one-on-one). (See p36.) A transcript of the event can be read here.

Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 48 seconds
Themes: Defence (Falklands)

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