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1982 May 5 We
Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Falklands: MT letter to Reagan (MT expresses serious concerns about US/Peruvian peace proposals; proposes amendments) ["I am writing to you...because I think you are the only person who will understand the significance of what I am trying to say"] [released 2013]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 3/1/21 f24 (T97/82)
Editorial comments: 2030. A stronger draft of the letter can be found here. MT worked on it for a significant length of time during 5 May, but toned the letter down following discussion with close colleagues, probably Whitelaw.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Defence (Falklands War, 1982), Foreign policy (USA), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan, MT messages to and from world leaders