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1983 Apr 3 Su
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Falklands: MT memoir (“Notes on the Emergency Cabinet Committee”) [1992 photocopy of text] [released 2015]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: memoir
Venue: -
Source: THCR 1/20/3/1
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Document written over Easter 1983. Listed by approximate final day of writing (Easter Sunday). The photocopy is imperfect in some respects (eg, blurred sections), but it has lasting value because it records the state of the original memoir in March 1992. MT later read through the original and made some additions, including many underlinings. The original can be read here.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 128pp
Themes: Executive, Commonwealth (general), Conservatism, Defence (Falklands War, 1982), European Union (general), Foreign policy (general discussions), Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Foreign policy (Australia & NZ), Foreign policy (International organizations), Foreign policy (USA), Leadership, Famous statements by MT (discussions of)