Archive (Argentine Archivo General de la Nación)
Rattenbach Enquiry files

Argentine Junta: Military Committee minutes No.4"M"/82 (c2215Z) (English translation, Spanish transcription & Spanish original) [decision to invade the Falklands] [declassified 2013]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: Naval Headquarters, Liberty Building, Buenos Aires
Source: Rattenbach Enquiry files, CM1/25/83 document IV/12, Argentine Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires
Editorial comments:

The Junta met around 1915 local time = 2215Z (see Freedman The Official History of the Falklands War, v1, p187). Transcript and translation by Ms Katiuska Borjas, a native Spanish speaker; the editor is deeply grateful for her help. The Rattenbach Enquiry was the Argentine equivalent of the Franks Review. Its archives supply the principal surviving record of Argentine decision-making immediately before and during the war. Read other documents selected from the Rattenbach files

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 7pp
Themes: Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Defence (general), Defence (Falklands)