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Private Office files of Ministry of Defence Permanent Under-Secretary of State

Falklands: Ministry of Defence minute ("Radio Atlantico del Sur: Summary of Programme No.31/32 - 7/8 Jun 1982") [news - appeal from General Moore to Menendez to stop the fighting, clearing minefields, Argentine burials, killed, prisoners, Reagan arrival in UK, World Cup; separate items (support for British position at Versailles G7; Gurkhas, demonstration by families of desaparacidos during papal visit to Argentina); reception - determined efforts at jamming, Argentine "Radio National Malvinas" has closed] [declassified Oct 2019]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: DEFE23/231 f182
Editorial comments:

Radio Atlantico del Sur was a station set up by the Ministry of Defence broadcasting in Spanish to Argentine soldiers on the Falklands, using a requisitioned BBC transmitter. Read other documents selected from this file.

Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 1p
Themes: Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Media, Defence (Falklands)