Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Falklands: Coles note to MT (Argentine landing on South Georgia) [FCO view: "the situation is intolerable...the remaining Argentinian personnel must be removed"] [released 2013]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 1/20/3/2 f18
Editorial comments:

This note was probably sent to MT by Coles in commentary on UKE Buenos Aires telegram 91, sent at 1642Z, in which Costa Mendez warned that "our harsh action will produce a harsh response". The reference to the FCO's reply (which was sent at 1928Z) suggests MT saw the former during the evening, probably during her dinner with Mrs Gandhi.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: Defence (Falklands)