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PDF 79 Sep 20 Th Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [MT comments on leaseback scheme: "I could not possibly agree to the line the Foreign Secretary is proposing"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 79 Sep 21 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Secretary minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [MT comment on leaseback scheme: "I cannot possibly agree to the proposed course of action"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 79 Sep 21 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Department of Trade letter to FCO ("Falkland Islands") [future negotiations with Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 79 Sep 21 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Lord Chancellor's Office letter to FCO (Hailsham's response to Carrington's minute on the Falklands) [declassified 2012]
PDF 79 Sep 22 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Howell minute to MT (Carrington's minute to MT on the Falklands) [consequences of Carrington's suggestions on UK access to hydrocarbons] [declassified 2012]
PDF 79 Sep 24 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [Howe comments on leaseback scheme: "I confess to some political anxieties about this idea"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 79 Sep 25 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 585 to UKMIS New York (1810Z) ("Argentina and the Falkland Islands") [Nick Ridley message to Carrington: has discussed OD paper with MT, she wants full consideration at OD] [declassified 2012]
PDF 79 Sep 27 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Berrill letter to Howell ("Falkland Islands") [access to possible oil and gas discoveries] [declassified 2012]
PDF 79 Oct 12 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [draft paper for OD Committee on the Falklands; heavily annotated by MT] [declassified 2012]
PDF 79 Nov 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Anglo/Argentine Relations") [Argentina proposes Ridley-Cavandoli meeting; possible responses] [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Jan 24 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [options for talks with Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Jan 25 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Secretary briefing for MT ("Falkland Islands (OD(79) 31)") [postponed discussion] [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Feb 5 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Howell letter to Carrington ("Falkland Islands") [access to possible oil and gas discoveries] [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Feb 22 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [views of Falklands Councillors] [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Feb 28 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Howell minute to MT (access to possible oil and gas discoveries in Falkland Islands waters) [response to Carrington's suggestion of resumption of talks] [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Apr 28 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of Anglo-Argentine Ministerial talks on the Falkland Islands: New York, 28-29 April 1980 (Nick Ridley-Cavandoli) [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Jul 1 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Secretary briefing for MT ("Falkland Islands (OD(80) 46)") [Nick Ridley's negotiations with Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Nov 6 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Secretary briefing for MT ("Falkland Islands (OD(80) 66)") [Nick Ridley's negotiations with Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Dec 2 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Secretary briefing for MT ("Falkland Islands") [Nick Ridley's visit to the Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 80 Dec 2 Tu Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 minute to MT ("Falkland Islands: Mr Ridley's statement") [leaseback - "Mr Ridley had an awful time in the House this afternoon"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Jan 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Whitelaw minute to MT ("The Falkland Islands Under the Nationality Bill") [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Jan 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Office minute to Alexander ("The Falkland Islands under the Nationality Bill") [implications of the Nationality Bill for Islanders] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Jan 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Secretary briefing for MT ("Falkland Islands (OD(81) 2)") [Falkland Islanders' response to Government proposals] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Feb 23 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of Anglo-Argentine Ministerial talks on the Falkland Islands: New York, 23/24 February 1981 (Nick Ridley-Cavandoli) [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Mar 13 Fr Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [report on Anglo-Argentine talks in New York] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Mar 26 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT message to President Viola of Argentina (congratulations on accession to the Presidency) [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Sep 14 Mo Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [state of play in Anglo-Argentine dispute] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Sep 14 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MOD draft paper ("Defence Implications of Argentine Action Against the Falkland Islands") [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Sep 23 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 909 to FCO (1934Z) ("Secretary of State's Meeting with Argentine Foreign Minister: 23 September") [Carrington-Camilion conversation] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 81 Sep 24 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Chief Secretary minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [financial implications of Falklands dispute: "there is a risk that the Islanders will assume that HMG will bail them out"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Oct 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram to Port Stanley ("Anglo-Argentine Discussions: Consultations with New Councillors After Elections") [guidance as to handling; "we recognise the hardening of opinion in the islands against substantive sovereignty negotiations"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Oct 26 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) United Nations: FCO telegram 646 to UKMIS New York (0952Z) (“Election of UN Secretary-General”) [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Nov 24 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [possible measures to improve Falklands economy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Dec 2 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [state of play regarding Falklands dispute] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Dec 7 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Chief Secretary PS letter to Foreign Secretary PS ("Falkland Islands") [glad at "cautious optimism concerning the forthcoming talks in Geneva"; worry about spending implications if Argentina interferes with communications] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Dec 15 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO News Department press release ("Anglo-Argentine Talks on Falklands") [talks postponed at Argentine request] [declassified 2012]
PDF 81 Dec 18 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Argentina") [MT will not send congratulations to Galtieri: "I don't like sending these messages on military take overs"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Jan 1 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKA Buenos Aires despatch to FCO ("Argentina: Annual Review for 1981") [MT printed copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Jan 7 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 8 to UKE Buenos Aires (1230Z) ("Anglo-Argentine Talks on Falkland Islands") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Jan 19 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands despatch to FCO ("The Falkland Islands: Annual Review for 1981") [MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Feb 15 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [MT copy - Ministerial talks with Argentina; MT: "We must also make clear that the Islanders' wishes are paramount"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Feb 16 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Fearn minute to Ure ("Falkland Islands: Annual Review") [comments on Hunt's annual review] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Feb 26 Fr Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of conversation (Luce, Ros and officials) ["Anglo-Argentine Ministerial Talks on the Falkland Islands: New York, 26/27 February 1982"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Feb 28 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 188 to FCO (1344Z) ("The Falkland Islands: Anglo-Argentine Talks") [text of informal working paper] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Feb 28 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 186 to FCO (1340Z) ("Falklands: Anglo-Argentine Talks") [report on New York talks] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 2 Tu Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 671 to FCO (0030Z) ("Falkland Islands") [Luce meeting with Enders] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 2 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 58 to FCO (1755Z) ("Falklands Talks") [Argentine press statement - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 2 Tu Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 57 to FCO (1742Z) ("Falklands Talks: Argentine Press Comment") [separate Argentine statement undercuts agreed communique - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 3 We Press Major Commentary (Guardian) Falklands: "Threat of Action on Falkland Islands" (Buenos Aires statement following New York talks)
PDF 82 Mar 3 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 59 to FCO (1635Z) ("Falklands Talks") [Argentinian Foreign Ministry issues statement on New York talks in breach of "gentlemen's agreement"; MFA officials apologetic] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 3 We Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 60 to FCO (1735Z) ("Falklands Talks: Argentine Press Comment") [MT: "We must make contingency plans"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 5 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 63 to FCO (1330Z) ("Falklands Talks") [Williams conversations with Ros, who spoke of "the false impression of menace in the MFA's statement", and Costa Mendez, denying intention to threaten] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 5 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 55 to UKE Buenos Aires (1115Z) ("Falklands Talks") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 5 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 63 to FCO (1330Z) ("Falklands Talks") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 8 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO to UKE Buenos Aires ("Draft Message") [draft message to Argentine Foreign Minister Costa Mendez - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 8 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram to Governor Falklands ("Consideration of Argentine Proposal") [attempt to avoid breakdown in negotiations with Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 11 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 42 to FCO (1830Z) ("Falklands") [visit of Argentine Foreign Minister to Brazil - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 12 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram to FCO ("Consideration of Argentine proposal") [unanimous support in Joint Councils for Carrington message to Costa Mendez; Councillors reject negotiations on transfer of sovereignty] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 12 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 848 to FCO (2110Z) ("Falkland Islands") [Enders says Argentinians not about to "do anything drastic"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 12 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Nott PS letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [report on time required for Royal Navy ships to be deployed to the Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 20 Sa Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands flash telegram to FCO (1125Z) ("Illegal Landing on S. Georgia") ["shots fired Argentine flag hoisted notices in English changed to Spanish"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 20 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 34 to Governor Falklands (1630Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") ["Ministers are being consulted urgently on deployment of HMS Endurance and of marines"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 20 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 40 to FCO (1803Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Hunt advises on situation in Falklands and South Georgia] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 20 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 84 to FCO (2048Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Williams talks with Ambassador Blanco] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 20 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 35 to Port Stanley (2310Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [HMS Endurance instructed to sail for South Georgia] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 20 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: CINCFLEET signal to HMS Endurance (2327Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [instructions to HMS Endurance to sail for South Georgia 0930 21 Mar with marines unless situation regularised] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 21 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands flash telegram to FCO (1125Z) ("Illegal Landing on S. Georgia") [update on Davidoff landing] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 21 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 85 to FCO (1410Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Blanco call at midnight denying Davidoff landing was official, party and ship would be leaving today] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 22 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 44 to FCO (1236Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Lord Buxton's talks with Costa Mendez] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 22 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 86 to FCO (1610Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 22 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Chiefs of Staff Duty Officer report (events 19-22 March 1982) [account of the landing on South Georgia and British response so far] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 23 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [Luce's draft statement to the House of Commons] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 23 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 68 to UKE Buenos Aires (1928Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Carrington message to Argentine Foreign Minister Costa Mendez - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 23 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MODUK Navy telegram to CINCFLEET (2001Z) ("Carriage and Issue of Arms") [rules of engagement for use of weapons in handling Argentinians on South Georgia] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 23 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 94 to FCO (2130Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Williams meets with Costa Mendez to discuss Argentine presence in South Georgia: "the men must go" - fuller MT markings] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 23 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 94 to FCO (2130Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Williams meets with Costa Mendez to discuss Argentine presence in South Georgia: "the men must go"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 23 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MODUK Navy telegram to RBDWCR and NP 8901 (2155Z) (instructions) ["option of deploying new NP 8901 via Punta Arenas is diplomatically unacceptable. Request you cease all action on this"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 24 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 95 to FCO (0330Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Costa Mendez "hopeful of arranging early evacuation of Argentine workmen"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 24 We Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") ["we may now face the prospect of an early confrontation with Argentina" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 24 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute for Nott ("Falkland Islands: HMS Endurance") [HMS Endurance should be retained to support Falklands, given Argentine landing in South Georgia - MT's copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 24 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: GCHQ signal to ?No.10 (2313Z) (intelligence report) [document closed; included here to indicate timing; possibly information that Argentine ships had been despatched to intercept HMS Endurance] [not declassified 2012; closed under Section 3:4]
PDF 82 Mar 24 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 99 to FCO (2340Z) ("South Georgia") [Williams has further meeting with Costa Mendez; Costa Mendez having difficulties with his own Naval Commander in Chief] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 25 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("South Georgia: Mr Davidoff's Contract") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 25 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 569 to UKE Washington (1500Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 25 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 briefing for PMQs (Luce's statement on the Falklands) [line to take on South Georgia incident] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 25 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 101 to FCO (1623Z) ("South Georgia") ["no way in which the Argentines could remove the men, (...) without appearing to have responded to threat" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 25 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 568 to UKE Washington (1800Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [indications Argentine warships would resist removal of Davidoff landing party] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 25 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 568 to UKE Washington (1800Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [indications Argentine warships would resist removal of Davidoff landing party - unredacted version] [declassified Jun 2017]
PDF 82 Mar 25 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 103 to FCO (2004Z) ("South Georgia") [Ambassador's private thoughts on options for resolution - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 25 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 52 to FCO (2101Z) ("South Georgia") [illegal landing - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 25 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 105 to FCO (2150Z) ("South Georgia") [gave your message to Costa Mendez; he declined view until he had consulted Galtieri; "if possible" tonight] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 26 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MOD letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [defence implications of Argentine action against the Falkland Islands - MT's copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 26 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Wiggin minute to Carrington ("Falkland Islands: HMS Endurance") [withdrawal of Endurance can be postponed for up to two months - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 26 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 54 to FCO (1103Z) ("South Georgia") [letting Davidoff return to Leith after being given proper clearance "will go down like a lead balloon with the Islanders...[but] it is the most sensible compromise"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 26 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 51 to FCO (1230Z) ("South Georgia") [important to prevent Brazil "from lining up automatically with the Argentines"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 26 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 55 to FCO (1339Z) ("South Georgia") [Bahia Paraiso departed Leith - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 26 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 106 to FCO (1358Z) ("South Georgia") [Galtieri to discuss UK proposals with Commanders in Chief] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 26 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: HMS Endurance signal to CINCFLEET (1450Z) ("South Georgia") [Argentine party still ashore at Leith; large quantity stores and equipment visible; operation clearly preplanned as ship came from Antarctic not Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 27 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 73 to UKE Buenos Aires (1030Z) ("South Georgia") [Argentine delay could be "deliberate foot dragging to allow Argentine naval reinforcements to get to area"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 27 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 112 to FCO (1535Z) ("South Georgia: Davidoff") [Davidoff's version of events given by letter to UKE] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 27 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 111 to FCO (1540Z) ("South Georgia") [Williams meeting with Ros: "I stressed the growing disquiet in London"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 27 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 113 to FCO (1624Z) ("South Georgia") ["I cannot...discount the possibility that any action...to disturb the Argentina working party at Leith will be taken as a trigger for armed action by the Argentines"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 27 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 114 to FCO (1724Z) ("South Georgia: Argentine Press Treatment") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 28 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 115 to FCO (1406Z) ("South Georgia") [Argentine message says that "we are making too much fuss over a matter in admittedly disputed territory" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 28 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegrams 115-16 to FCO (1500Z) (Costa Mendez message to Carrington - "South Georgia") [HMG's reaction to "peaceful" activities of Argentine workers in South Georgia constitutes "a virtual ultimatum backed by the threat of military force"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 28 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 117 to FCO (1550Z) ("South Georgia") ["the Argentines intend (...) to let matters ride while they build up their naval strength in the area" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 28 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 58 to FCO (1855Z) ("South Georgia") [appalled at the arrogance of Costa Mendez's message - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 28 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 588 to UKE Washington (1932Z) ("South Georgia") [Carrington message to Haig: "I would be grateful if you would consider taking the matter up with the Argentines"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 29 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Nott minute to MT (options for deployment of naval vessels to the Falklands) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 29 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Brittan letter for Carrington ("Falkland Islands") [contingency planning for a sea service] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 29 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 256 to UKREP Brussels (1200Z) ("Falklands Crisis") [account of Luce's meeting with officials to discuss South Georgia] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 29 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 258 to UKREP Brussels (1330Z) ("South Georgia") [proposed text of a message from Carrington to Costa Mendez; suggested actions for resolving dispute] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 29 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 259 to UKREP Brussels (1330Z) ("South Georgia") [proposed text of a further message from Carrington to Haig: "I hope...you will feel able to urge the Argentine Government to accept my proposal"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 29 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 260 to UKREP Brussels (1500Z) ("South Georgia") [text of Parliamentary statement on South Georgia] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 29 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 119 to FCO (1535Z) ("South Georgia") [Williams speaks to US colleague; expresses doubt that Reagan Administration could "carry the weight of suggesting an Argentina climb down"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 30 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 record of conversation (0830Z) (MT-Taoiseach Haughey) [situation in Ireland, Anglo-Irish relations, Pope's visit to UK, Northern Ireland, Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 30 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("South Georgia: Mr Davidoff's Contract") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 30 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO draft Commons statement for Luce (South Georgia) [repeats statement made in Lords] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 30 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Pattison minute to MT (exchanges in the House of Commons regarding South Georgia) [attack on Luce by Healey; little support for government position; Enoch Powell] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 30 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Joint FCO/MOD minute to MT ("South Georgia") [options for reinforcing the Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 30 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Note by the Secretaries circulated to OD Committee - OD(82) 17 (Falkland Islands: HMS Endurance) [memos by Carrington and Wiggin] [declassified 2011]
PDF 82 Mar 30 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 77 to UKE Buenos Aires (1700Z) (Carrington message to Costa Mendez - "South Georgia") ["The potentially dangerous position which has now developed has in no way been of our seeking" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 30 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 126 to FCO (2050Z) (South Georgia) [US colleague says Costa Mendez gave "wholly negative" reaction to idea of US good offices in present incident] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 31 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong briefing for MT ("Falkland Islands (OD(82) 17)") [to take operational decisions now needed] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 31 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO draft telegram 81 to UKE Buenos Aires (c1200z) ("Falklands Crisis") [go ahead with emissary proposal; dangerous situation created by UK press reports of despatch of SSN] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Mar 31 We Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT message to President Reagan (2025Z) (intelligence reports Argentine navy preparing to invade) [MT asks Reagan to intervene with Galtieri] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 1 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO briefing for MT ("Falkland Islands: Economic Retaliation Against Argentina") ["the scope for effective action ... is very limited"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 1 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Minutes of Full Cabinet - CC(82) 13th (0830Z) (Parliamentary Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Community Affairs [Brussels European Council], Northern Ireland, Public Expenditure) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 1 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Minutes of Defence and Oversea Policy Committee - OD(82) 6th (1045Z) (Statement on the Defence Estimates 1982; Falkland Islands; Belize: Withdrawal of the Garrison) [declassified 2011]
PDF 82 Apr 1 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: President Reagan letter to MT (1600Z) (response to her appeal for assistance) [will attempt to persuade Argentina not to take military action - original] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: President Reagan letter to MT (0245Z) (Reagan phone call to Galtieri) [just spoken with Galtieri: "he left me with the clear impression that he has embarked on a course of armed conflict"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO Defence Department minute for Foreign Secretary ("Retaking the Falkland Islands: The Political Costs") ["hard to persuade people that the game was worth the candle" - MT's copy] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO draft statement (Lord Privy Seal's Commons statement on the situation) ["a real expectation that an Argentine attack against the Falkland Islands will take place very soon"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 (Carrington suggests MT send message to Governor and people of the Falklands) ["we admire their steadfastness and our thoughts are with them"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: ?FCO draft ("Draft Joint Press Statement: Falkland Islands") [statement for Carrington and Nott] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Minutes of Full Cabinet - CC(82) 14th (0845Z) (Falkland Islands) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BBC Radio Interview with Dr David Owen MP (1200Z) (claim that government was withholding information about the invasion)
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Office record of conversation (1330Z) ("Immediate Implications for Civil Departments of an Argentinian Invasion of the Falkland Islands") [possible action by home departments, meeting before invasion confirmed] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Minutes of a meeting of representatives of Government Departments (1330Z) ("Immediate Implications for Civil Departments of an Argentinian Invasion of the Falkland Islands") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT message to Commonwealth Heads of Government (1340Z) ("Falkland Islands") [seeking "the strongest and earliest possible condemnation"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BBC Monitoring Service transcript (1600Z) ("Opening Announcement by Argentina Radio") ["the republic, by means of its armed forces ... has recovered the Malvinas Islands"]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington telegram 219 to Governor Hong Kong (1730Z) ("Falkland Islands") [advise HK ship owners not to call at Argentine ports] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 91 to UKE Buenos Aires (1830Z) ("Argentina: Severance of Diplomatic Relations") [Palliser informs Argentine Chargé that HMG was breaking diplomatic relations with Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Minutes of Full Cabinet - CC(82) 15th (1830Z) (Falkland Islands) [decision to despatch Task Force] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 (c1900Z) ("Falkland Islands: House of Commons Debate") [draft speech - MT's copy] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 (c1900Z) ("Falkland Islands: House of Commons Debate") [draft speech - Robert Armstrong's copy] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington telegram 51 to UKE Brasilia & other posts (2200Z) (Falklands: Carrington's and Nott's opening statements at a press conference in the FCO) ["Port Stanley is now occupied by Argentine military forces"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 2 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [MT approves draft letter to Commonwealth Heads of Government] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: New Zealand PM Muldoon message to MT (0110Z) (Argentine invasion) ["we stand ready to help in whatever way may be appropriate"; statement condemning "armed aggression"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of conversations (0400Z - 0850Z) ("Note for the File: Marines at Grytviken") [MT "inclined to favour surrender [of Marine detatchment] in order to prevent pointless loss of life", but persuaded by Nott and Carrington to order resistance with "minimum force"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Armstrong minute for No.10 (formation of Falklands sub-committee of OD committee) ["we ought to get the decision-making process on a more orderly footing"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: Nott PS letter to Cabinet Office ("Military Notetaker for Operational Decisions") ["a useful safeguard that Minister's decisions are most rapidly translated into operational orders"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT (freezing of Argentine financial assets) ["unavoidable risk" of reputational damage to City, but will "in present circumstances be widely understood"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Australian PM Fraser letter to MT (Argentine invasion) ["Australia's firm and unequivocal support"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Amman telegram 129 to FCO (1255Z) ("Falkland Islands") [King said he "would ensure that matters were followed through with close attention"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (1500Z) (Pattison-Fall; Carrington, MT and others) ["Security Council" - Parsons recommends pressing UNSCR to a vote today; PM and ministers agreed] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Pattison minute for Coles (after 1537Z) ('Grytviken') [messages received during the day from HMS Endurance] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (1700Z) (MT-President Mitterrand) [transcript; Mitterrand expresses support for MT] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (1700Z) (MT, President Mitterrand) [summary of conversation prior to transcription] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Pattison record of conversation (1800Z) (Pattison-Nott's PS ) [Nott's engagements for Sunday; military planning; "Nott had got the message from today's discussions ... the MOD was now effectively on a 'war footing'"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands/Northern Ireland: Pattison minute for Coles (Northern Ireland; Falklands councillor & debate) [MT on Nott -“felt it necessary for him to tackle the House again”] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (1815Z) (Pattison-HMQ's Private Secretary) [MT had no further sensitive information to give to HMQ] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Ingham minute for MT ("Falkland Islands in the Media") ["After today I am strongly of the view that the Government will win no prizes if it is seen to be running away from the media tomorrow"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 150 to FCO (1853Z) ("Break of Relations") [Argentine government agrees Swiss to take care of British interests in Argentina; Brazilians to act for Argentina in London] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1107 to FCO (1915Z) ("Falklands") ["It is possible that the US Administration will become involved, whether directly or indirectly, in efforts to find a solution so as to avert conflict"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 99 to UKE Buenos Aires (1931Z) ("BBC Overseas Service: Message to the Falkland Islanders") [text of Carrington's message] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (2100Z?) (MT, King Hussein of Jordan) [seeks, and gets, Jordan's support for UN Security Council resolution] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 154 to FCO (2134Z) ("Falklands") [suggested message for BBC to broadcast urging British subjects to leave Argentina] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 3 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT message to King Hussein (2210Z) (thanks for Jordan's support in UN Security Council vote) ["deeply grateful"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO Emergency Unit minute to No.10 (0630Z) ("Falkland Islands: SITREP at 0730, 4 April") [passage of UNSCR 502, but with much sympathy for Argentinian case on sovereignty; South Georgia confirmed to have fallen] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Coles minute for Whitmore (note for the record) [MT requests analysis of recent intelligence and JIC assessments of the Falklands Islands situation] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Coles minute for Pattison ("Falkland Islands") [MT wants Nott to speak in the next debate; will have to be another Falklands statement tomorrow] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Coles minute for Whitmore (First Sea Lord's request for a meeting with MT) [has a suggestion re: HMS Invincible; MT asks him to talk with Whitmore] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 letter to FCO ("Falkland Islands") [MT asked today "what scope there might be for increasing internal opposition to the Argentine regime"; BBC External Services broadcasting] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 minute to FCO ("Falkland Islands") [need to examine charge that analysis of Argentine public statements and press should have given warning of invasion] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 letter to FCO ("Falkland Islands") [text of message of thanks to President Mitterrand] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Whitelaw) [MT concern that tv appearances by "armchair strategists" might prejudice military options; Whitelaw undertaking to act] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute ('Argentina') [Edmund Vestey's offer to make contact with authorities in Argentina if useful] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO Emergency Unit minute to No.10 ("Falkland: Security Council") [draft message of thanks to President Mitterrand] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Nott minute to MT (chartering of passenger line Canberra for use as troop transport) [has already decided to charter the ship; needs to lay order in council today] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Bonn telegram 295 to FCO (1120Z) ("Falkland Islands") [German Ambassador's conversation with Galtieri; if Argentina's western friends did not support her "she would accept military assistance from any other source"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington telegram 60 to UKE Bogota (1210Z) (and Lima, Mexico City, Ottawa, Quito) ("Falkland Islands: Contingency Planning") [seeks advice as to whether their governments would agree staging and/or overflights in connection with current operation] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lima telegram 65 to FCO (1441Z) ("Falkland Islands: Communiqué") [Peruvian Government "(A) reiterates its support for the recovery by the Argentine Republic of the Malvinas Islands (B) ... international controversies must be resolved peacefully"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Panama City telegram 29 to FCO (1615Z) (Falkland Islands: Panamanian Government's Declaration) ["full support to the restoration of Argentinian sovereignty over the Malvinas"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Caracas telegram 89 to FCO (1735Z) ("Falkland Islands: Communiqué") [Venezuelan Government "reiterates her solidarity with the just claim of the sister republic of Argentina", but "necessary to have recourse to peaceful means"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 634 to UKE Washington (1800Z) ("Likely UK Requirements at Ascension Island") [thank Americans for their offer; "on present plans we shall be making considerable on US facilities on the island"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 636 to UKE Washington (1830Z) ("Falklands") [Nott's account on TV of fighting at Grytviken] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1111 to FCO (1926Z) ("Falkland Islands") [text of Washington Post editorial "Argentina's Aggression"; "The Brits have nothing to apologise for in the Falklands"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 393 to FCO (0045Z) ("Security Council: Falkland Islands") [two important factors at UN (1) antipathy to use of force (2) "we have virtually no support on the substance of the dispute"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Wellington telegram 101 to FCO (0415Z) ("Falklands") [New Zealand breaking diplomatic relations with Argentina and ending flights from Argentine airlines] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Port Louis telegram 67 to FCO (0540Z) (Mauritius Government statement on invasion) ["deplores and condemns unreservedly the aggression"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister of Belize message to MT (0800Z) ("Falkland Islands") ["deplores and condemns the armed invasion"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands: Economic Measures") [plans for further economic and financial measures against Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Carrington letter to MT ("Falkland Islands: Economic Measures") ["The UK's ability, on our own, to inflict damage on Argentina is limited"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Gibraltar: FCO letter to No.10 (“Gibraltar”) [MT “This is suspiciously like the Falkland islands assessments - before invasion”] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute for Armstrong ("Falkland Islands: Economic Measures") [amendment to minute sent this morning; pressure of time] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("The Falklands: Naval Deployments in November/December 1977") [research into files shows force was kept secret from Argentina] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [papers addressing question of whether Falklands invasion could have been predicted on the basis of Argentine Government statements and press comment] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Singapore telegram 81 to FCO (0920Z) (Singapore Government statement) ["strongly deplores Argentina's invasion and occupation"; will form basis of Lee Kuan Yew reply to MT letter] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Madrid telegram 174 to FCO (1017Z) ("Falkland Islands/Gibraltar: Spanish Press Comment") [Calvo Sotelo press conference differentiating Gibraltar and Falklands; "we will not have long to wait" for recovery of Spanish sovereignty] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lisbon telegram 50 to FCO (1040Z) ("Falkland Islands: Portuguese Attitude") [Foreign Minister on radio condemned Argentine invasion and said Britain could use Azores air base for refueling] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Commonwealth Secretary-General letters to MT and other Commonwealth heads of government (support) [shares MT's condemnation of "Argentina's reprehensible conduct in this matter"; "unprovoked aggression", need for Commonwealth "to stand by Britain in this matter"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Madrid telegram 175 to FCO (1040Z) ("Falkland Islands") [Spanish abstention on British UNSCR draft, not expecting it to pass; Spanish ties to Argentina, dangers for their hopes of early EC entry] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (1130Z) (MT-Falklands Governor Rex Hunt-Major Norman-Major Noott) [Argentine invasion of the Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Madrid telegram 176 to FCO (1149Z) ("Falkland Islands and Gibraltar") [impact of war on negotiations over Gibraltar; possible message to Spanish Foreign Minister] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister of Nepal message for MT (1200Z) ("Falkland Islands") [deplores use of force] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Colombo telegram 84 to FCO (1230Z) (Sri Lanka's relations with Argentina) [message from President condemning Argentine use of force] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: President of Sri Lanka letter for MT (reply to her message) [condemns the use of force] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Ingham briefing to No.10 (?1300Z) ("Points to be made about today's resignation") [PM did everything possible to dissuade Carrington; not sacked or rebuked; Nott's resignation refused because MOD not responsible for policy towards the Falklands] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 53 to FCO (1305Z) ("Falklands: Evacuation of the Governor and the Marines") [Uruguayan authorities 'magnificent' in their handling of evacuation, Foreign Minister personally intervened when Argentines said Governor and his family would not be evacuated with the marines] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 162 to FCO (1345Z) ("Staff Evacuation") ["main party" of 44 flying home on 7 April via Brazil] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 54 to FCO (1420Z) ("Falkland Islands") [local radio reports 7 marines captured; 3000 Argentine troops occupying the islands] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong briefing for MT ("Falkland Isles") [points for cabinet meeting; appointment of OD(SA)] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong minute for MT ("Implications for Civil Departments of the Situation in the South Atlantic") [meeting of Permanent Secretaries; permanent committee of officials formed to co-ordinate Falklands work] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: No.10 record of conversation (Whitmore-Nott) [membership of Ministerial group on Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Moscow telegram 176 to FCO (1430Z) ("Falkland Islands: Soviet Attitude") ["the Russians will probably wish to delay for as long as possible coming down firmly on one side or the other"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 letter to FCO ("House of Commons Debate on the Falkland Islands: The Prime Minister's speech - possible outline") [draft speech needed for MT or other minister] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 minute for MT (c1500Z) ("Trade with Argentina") [exchanges in the Commons] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lisbon telegram 52 to FCO (1650Z) (conversation with Portuguese Foreign Minister) ["strong condemnation of Argentine action"; understood importance of bringing "utmost pressure to bear" on Argentina] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 395 to FCO (1653Z) ("Security Council: Falkland Islands") ["an additional reason for keeping the action away from the Security Council is Jeane Kirkpatrick. She has very close and sympathetic relations with the Argentine leadership"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Dominican Prime Minister Eugenia Charles message for MT (1656Z) ("Falkland Islands") ["unprovoked violation of international law, and decency is to be unreservedly deprecated ... the Argentine act of aggression and invasion places international peace in jeopardy"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Archbishop of Canterbury letter to Pope John Paul II (hostilities in the South Atlantic) [sending his envoy Terry Waite for discussions with Cardinal Secretary of State] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: Edmund Vestey letter for MT (offering his help amid the Falklands crisis) [contact less good with Galtieri than his predecessors] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1119 to FCO (2258Z) ('Falklands') [Reagan comments in news conference - US in "a very difficult position because it was friendly with both countries"; hopes for peaceful solution, willing to act as "honest broker"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Armstrong briefing for MT ("Statement on the Defence Estimates 1982 (C(82) 9)") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Mexico City telegram 247 to FCO (0007Z) ("Falklands: Possible Message from Mrs Thatcher to President Lopez Portillo") [invasion a "challenge to the international order and the rule of law"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Secretary briefing for MT ("The Falkland Isles") [military options and decisions to be made regarding operation of Task Force] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Minutes of Full Cabinet - CC(82) 16th (0900Z) (Resignation of Carrington, Falkland Islands, Community Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs, Defence Estimates, International Conference Centre) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 briefing for MT ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia: Chronology of Events") [19 March - 5 April] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Nott's PS letter to No.10 (defensive material: response to allegation that Government is "ruining" the Navy) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MOD letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands: Military Action") ["I cannot overemphasise the sensitivity of this paper"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("American Base on Ascension") [agreements governing Wideawake USAF Air Base] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Pym minute for Whitelaw ("Falkland Islanders: Entry into the UK") [must give Commons assurance that any islanders wishing to settle in UK will be able to do so] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Secretary minute for Coles (false reports that British intelligence had warning of invasion much earlier than we did) [MT "will want to be extremely careful about what she says [in public] on this"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Paris telegram 319 to FCO (1615Z) ("Falklands") [conversation with Foreign Minister Cheysson] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Jacques Chirac message to MT (expressing his solidarity and best wishes) [MT: "We must reply"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [draft message to world leaders] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 6 Tu Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT message to world leaders (1846Z) ("Falkland Islands: economic measures against Argentina") [urges support for measures to bring Argentina to act on Security Council resolution] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1146 to FCO (0045Z) ("Falklands") [Henderson conversation with Haig] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1147 to FCO (0048Z) ("Falklands") [Haig says important US not tilt too much towards Britain so as not to lose credibility with Argentinians] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1154 to FCO (0215Z) ("Falklands") [Henderson conversation with Haig re: diplomacy; "the window of opportunity is even narrower than he had thought"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1155 to FCO (0220Z) ("Falklands") [Henderson conversations in Congress; support from Speaker O'Neill and House Majority leader, but not from Helms] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1157 to FCO (0230Z) ("Falklands") ["US press coverage remains very favourable and well ahead of the Administration"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1160 to FCO (0240Z) ("Falklands") [Weinberger call to Henderson; "monstrous to put a long-standing ally onto the same level as Argentinia"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Secretary minute to Whitmore ("Cabinet: Thursday, 15 April") [MT approves pre-cabinet briefing session by Nott] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Office letter to FCO (naval deployments in the Falkland Isles in 1977) [Armstrong concern that letter breaches rules on disclosure to ministers of records of a predecessor government; no public use should be made] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 letter to MOD ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia: Chronology of Events") [encloses copy of paper prepared for MT's use at PMQs] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MOD letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands Debate") [notes prepared for Nott's speech] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Lilongwe telegram 109 to FCO (0930Z) ("Falkland Islands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO draft speech for Pym (opening Commons debate) [annotated by MT] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (1110Z) (MT-Chancellor Schmidt) [Schmidt rings to offer support] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Message from the Prime Minister to President Lopez Portillo of Mexico") [importance of Mexico "in the balance of South American opinion"; FCO draft, largely composed by the Ambassador] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister Jorgensen of Denmark message for MT (the Danish Government's condemnation of the Argentine invasion) [condemnation of Argentine action] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: President Shagari of Nigeria message for MT (support for UNSCR502) [public statement] declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: Sir Derek Rayner note to MT (support) ["warmest wishes for a good outcome"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Santiago telegram 75 to FCO (1305Z) ("Falklands/Chile") [military met last night - source "rather disappointed" at outcome] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Trivial Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 minute for MT ("Menu for Dinner for Mr Alexander Haig on 8 April") [seafood, steak and sorbet] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKDEL NATO telegram 168 to FCO (1655Z) ("The Falklands") [report from West German military attaché in Buenos Aires, given in confidence to UK] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 162 to FCO (1705Z) ("Falklands: Parliamentary Statement") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE The Hague telegram 80 to FCO (1750Z) ("Economic Measures Against Argentina") [Ambassador's conversation with Van Agt; "the Dutch had often claimed to be Britain's best friend in Europe, now was the time to show that"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Trinidad telegram 57 to FCO (1900Z) ("Commonwealth Secretary General") [Ramphal called invasion "a gross, unprovoked and utterly unwarranted setback in the international legal order"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: Chairman of the British Community Council in Argentina telegram to MT (urging peaceful solution) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1174 to FCO (2142Z) ("Falklands") [Henderson summarises US views; Haig: "there cannot be another Suez"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 7 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO briefing for Pym (meeting Haig on 8 Apr) [speaking note; background papers on international reaction, UN, economic measures and Argentine vulnerability to US pressure] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Canberra telegram 145 to FCO (0515Z) ("Falkland Islands: Economic Measures") [Australians acceding to all British requests; banning all Argentine imports from midnight] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Canberra telegram 146 to FCO (0528Z) ("Falkland Islands and Antarctica") [conversation with Australian Foreign Minister; British will participate in meetings with Argentinians] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 ("South Atlantic Presentation Unit (SAPU)") [new unit in Cabinet Office to "counter errors or inaccurate rumours concerning the Falkland Islands issue"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong briefing for MT ("OD(SA)(82) 3rd Meeting") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS Geneva telegram 163 to FCO (1150Z) ("Falkland Islands and ICRC") [ICRC decision to ask Argentine government for access to islands] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT draft message for EC leaders (thanks for help in securing common action in response to Falklands invasion) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Pym minute to MT ("Falkland Islands: Air Services between UK and Argentina") [Pym recommends suspension of operating rights to Argentina Airlines] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Gibraltar: FCO letter to No.10 (“Gibraltar: effect of the Falklands crisis”) [MT notes on JIC paper that British “military capability on Gibraltar is being reviewed - URGENTLY". We must take precautions”] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT message to President Lopez Portillo of Mexico (1529Z) (invasion of the islands) [appeal for help bringing home to Argentine government the seriousness of its actions] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of conversation (1600Z) (Pym-Haig) [Anglo-US responses to the invasion of the Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Bridgetown telegram 101 to FCO (1615Z) ("President Reagan's Meeting of Caribbean Leaders") [Ramphal said he had urged Eastern Caribbean leaders to make it clear to Reagan that "more than an 'even handed' attitude ... was desirable"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lima telegram 74 to FCO (1630Z) ("Falklands") [conversation with Peruvian Foreign Minister - need to help Argentinians withdraw without losing face] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BIS Buenos Aires telegram 2 to FCO (1700Z via Berne) ("Atmosphere in Buenos Aires") ["great uncertainty and concern"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Dublin telegram 99 to FCO (1700Z) ("Irish Republic and the Falklands") [Irish attitudes: cherishing "the role of mediator"; large Irish-Argentine community; echoes of Ulster issue "set the Irish teeth on edge"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: Goodchild minute for Coles ("Dinner for the Hon. Alexander M. Haig: List of Guests") [plus seating plan] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (1700Z) (MT-Haig) [pre-dinner conversation: Anglo-US responses to the invasion of the Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (1700Z) (MT-Haig) [pre-dinner meeting: Anglo-US responses to the invasion of the Falklands - MT annotations] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Paris telegram 330 to FCO (1823Z) ("Falklands: French Press Comment") [topic has "left the front pages", but substantial coverage of diplomacy still; parallels seen with French overseas possessions] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (1830Z) (MT-Haig) [dinner conversation: Anglo-US responses to the invasion of the Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister Pindling of the Bahamas letter for MT (1830Z) ("Falkland Islands") ["unequivocal rejection of the use of force as a means of settling disputes between states"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: Bahamian PM Pindling letter to MT (support) [sent to No.10 on 29 Apr] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister of Guyana message for MT (1900Z) ("Falkland Islands") ["strongly condemned" invasion; full support for UNSCR502] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 78 to FCO (1912Z) ("Royal Marines") [no confirmation yet of their arrival here tomorrow] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 80 to FCO (2036Z) ("Falkland Islands") [smuggled out message from Falklands civil servants requesting temporary evacuation of the population under supervision of "a protecting power"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 79 to FCO (2115Z) (text of communiqué issued by the Uruguayan council for national security) [calls for mediation, negotiation] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Panama City telegram 35 to FCO (2200Z) ("Tidepool") [Panamanian permission would be needed to berth ship at US base; possible delay, best avoid] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Ingham Note for Press Officers (c2200Z) ("Guidance after PM/Haig Dinner, April 8, 1982") ["full agreement that the UN resolution must be carried out"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BRITNAVAT Brasilia signal to CGRM (2210Z) ("Op[eration] Corporate") [permission for ship to dock in Rio de Janeiro] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Port of Spain telegram 58 to FCO (2225Z) ("Falklands") [statement by Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Minister, calls for "negotiation, mediation or arbitration"; notes 1965 UNGA resolution "which upholds the right of self-determination of the people of the Falkland Islands"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1195 to FCO (2245Z) ("Colombian OAS Initiative on Falkland Islands") [OAS Permanent Council meeting adjourned to avoid cutting across Haig mediation] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1196 to FCO (2250Z) ("Text of Colombian Draft Resolution") [for OAS meeting] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 429 to FCO (2254Z) ("Falklands and British Antarctic Territory") [future meetings] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1197 to FCO (2252Z) ("Falklands: Possible Consequences for British Antarctic Territory") [conversation with Eagleburger who suggested US raise the issue when Haig visits Buenos Aires] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Belmopan telegram 140 to FCO (2350Z) ("Falkland Islands: Belize/Guatemala") [PM Price genuinely supportive over Falklands, as well as concerned for Belize security against Guatemala] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 8 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister Fraser of Australia message for MT (Australian position) [import ban] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1204 to FCO (0035Z) ("Use of US Facilities on Ascension Island") [further request passed on; State Department accepts that detail will be decided on the spot] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1206 to FCO (0042Z) ("OAS: Rio Treaty") [intense debate as to whether Rio Treaty applies] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1192 to FCO (0055Z) ("Falklands: US Press") [British declaration of Maritime Exclusion Zone] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1193 to FCO (0100Z) ("Falklands: US Press") [Kirkpatrick attended dinner in her honour at Argentine Embassy on the day of the invasion] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1207 to FCO (01015Z) ("Falklands: EC Cooperation") [meeting of EC Ambassadors in Washington] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1208 to FCO (0115Z) ("EC Cooperation against Argentina: Press Release") [statement agreed at today's meeting of EC Ambassadors in Washington] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BRITDEFAT Montevideo telegram to MoDUK (0205Z) ("Military Sitrep") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Tokyo telegram 178 to FCO (0300Z) ("Falkland Islands") [Japanese response to Falklands invasion] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Kathmandu telegram 49 to FCO (0500Z) ("Gurkhas: Task Force") [use of Gurkhas in Falklands combat] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Bangkok telegram 209 to FCO (0641Z) ("Falkland Islands") [Thai position on Falklands invasion] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Bonn telegram 313 to FCO (0845Z) ("Falklands") [Genscher seeks information on British strategy; German position on Falklands invasion] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Argentina") [draft reply for MT to Chairman of British Community Council in Buenos Aires] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands: Australian Economic Measures") [draft reply for MT to Prime Minister Fraser of Australia] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Sinclair minute to Cabinet Office ("Formal Consequences of a State of War Between the UK and Argentina: Note by the FCO Legal Adviser") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Salisbury telegram 204 to FCO (1020Z) ("Falklands") [Zimbabwean position on Falklands invasion] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lisbon telegram 59 to FCO (1415Z) ("Falklands") [Portuguese Foreign Minister tells Argentine ambassador that "British military preparations and intentions" are "in earnest"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Port of Spain telegram 59 to FCO (1430Z) ("Falkland Islands") ["very feeble" Trinidad statement on Falklands invasion] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Paris telegram 331 to FCO (1438Z) ("French Press Comment") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BRITNAVAT Brasilia telegram to MODUK Navy (1545Z) (Brazilian position on Falklands Task Force) [Brazil "anxious to avoid being drawn into the Falklands military operations in any way"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lima telegram 75 to FCO (1650Z) ("Falklands") [report that Peruvian Foreign Minister suggests establishment of an international presence on the Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1215 to FCO (1850Z) ("Falklands: Argentine Approach to Canadian Ambassador in Washington") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1216 to FCO (1855Z) ("Falklands: Call by Nobel Peace Prize Winner") [Adolfo Perez Esquivel, winner of 1980 Nobel prize for literature] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Dakar telegram 78 to FCO (2020Z) ("Falkland Islands: Mr Haig's Technical Stop in Dakar") [Haig had one hour talks with Senegalese Foreign Minister; US diplomat said Haig not very optimistic of chances of success for his mission] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Berne telegram 41 to FCO (2030Z) (reports from British Interests Section of Swiss Embassy in Buenos Aires) [press reports 22 marines on Argentine navy ship; diplomatic property leases in Buenos Aires] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Bridgetown telegram 103 to FCO (2030Z) ("President Reagan's Meeting with Eastern Caribbean Leaders") [leaders spoke out strongly against Argentine invasion] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1218 to FCO (2109Z) ("Travel to the Falkland Islands") [ABC team wishes to travel to Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1219 to FCO (2320Z) ("Falklands") [US sources suggest Britain may not have capacity to sustain naval blockade] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1220 to FCO (2325Z) ("Falkland Islands: Possible Visit by US Official to Port Stanley") [well being of US citizens in Port Stanley] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 436 to FCO (0026Z) ("Falkland Islands at the UN") [current situation] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1225 to FCO (0055Z) ("Use of US Facilities on Ascension Island") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Hong Kong Government telegram 330 to FCO (0225Z) ("Invasion of the Falkland Islands") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Moscow telegram 188 to FCO (0845Z) ("Falkland Islands: Soviet Attitude") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Pattison minute to MT (Falklands conflict: draft speaking notes for Minister) [SAPU(82)1] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Berne telegram 42 to FCO (0930Z) (reports from British Interests Section of Swiss Embassy in Buenos Aires) [Keller letter; diplomatic bank accounts; anxiety among British community in Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Rome telegram 159 to FCO (0950Z) (Italy agrees to ban on Argentine imports) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Paris telegram 334 to FCO (1000Z) ("Falkland Islands: French Press") [Le Matin claims Mitchell, Love and Heathcote were working for British intelligence in Buenos Aires] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Dakar telegram 80 to FCO (1045Z) ("Flights to Ascension") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: President Figueiredo of Brazil message for Galtieri (appeal for a peaceful solution of the Falklands conflict) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (afternoon) (MT-Pym-Nott-Lewin) ["The Falkland Islands: Operational Orders for SSNs"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BIS Swiss Embassy, Buenos Aires to FCO (1545Z) (situation report via Berne) [asks what kind of reporting desired; preparations for rally in Plaza del Mayo] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1227 to FCO (1720Z) ("Falklands, Possible Visit by US Official") [UK objections to possible visit by US official to Falklands in Argentine military aircraft] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 93 to FCO (1725Z) ("Falklands Letter") [evacuation request by Falkland Islanders] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Santiago telegram 91 to FCO (1815Z) ("Falklands/Argentina/Chile") [Chilean military position] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegrams 439-440 to FCO (2320-2325Z) (UK declaration of maritime exclusion zone) [draft note for delivery to President of Security Council] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 10 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 87 to FCO (2330Z) ("Falklands: Telecon: Flynn-Segar Emergency Unit") [President Figueiredo of Brazil to make personal appeal to MT] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Haig message to MT (0645Z) (proposal arising from Haig's discussions with the Argentine Government) ["I am sure you would agree that any military confrontation must be avoided at all costs until you have been able to consider this draft proposal"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Pattison minute to Whitmore (arrangements for MT-Haig meeting) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("The Falkland Islands: Mr Haig's Visit of 12 April") [briefing; unredacted text] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: South Atlantic Presentation Unit paper - SAPU(82)2 (speaking notes for Ministers) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 letter to South Atlantic Presentation Unit ("South Atlantic Presentation Unit") [MT's comments on SAPU notes for Ministers] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: John Cheek (Falklands Legislative Council Member) letter to MT ("A possible future for the Falkland Islands after the withdrawal of Argentine forces") [Andorra-type solution] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Pym interview for BBC's World This Weekend (c1200Z) (Haig's latest proposals) [does not expect any Argentine ships to be inside MEZ when it goes into effect] [this copy declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 88 to FCO (1530Z) ("President Figueiredo's Message") [message from Brazilian president to Galtieri] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1230 to FCO (1540Z) ("Falklands: Soviet-Argentinian Collusion") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT message to Haig (1540Z) (maritime exclusion zone) ["Argentina is the aggressor ... The right way to prevent naval incidents is therefore for Argentina to remove all her naval vessels from the MEZ"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 94 to FCO (1643Z) ("British Interests Section in Buenos Aires") [letter received by safe hand from BIS; Argentine authorities presently "are trying to protect all things British" in their country, but this could "change rapidly once the British fleet is in the area"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 95 to FCO (1644Z) ("Royal Marines") [whereabouts of captured Royal Marines unclear] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BRITDEFAT Montevideo telegram to MODUK (1735Z) ("Points not yet covered by your previous signals") [information on Argentine equipment deployed, from press and 'travellers'] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Government of Peru message to Argentina and the UK (proposing a 72-hour truce) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lima telegram 79 to FCO (1800Z) ("Falklands") [Peru urges truce] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Wade-Gery briefing for MT ("OD(SA) Meeting: 11 April") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1231 to FCO (1805Z) ("Message to Haig") [the message has been passed to Haig on his plane] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1234 to FCO (1835Z) ("Falklands: Mrs Kirkpatrick") [Kirkpatrick interviewed on US television; Argentine invasion not aggression if they already owned the islands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 11 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Tokyo telegram 692 to FCO (2330Z) ("Economic Measures Against Argentina") [UK urges Japan to take action against Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Mr Haig's Visit to Buenos Aires") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands: Mr Haig's Visit Today") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister Suzuki of Japan telegram 182 to MT (0810Z) ("Falklands") ["grave concern" at Argentine actions; support for UNSCR502; arms embargo; warning that future economic relationsbetween Japan and Argentina likely to be impeded if present crisis prolonged] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Manila telegram 114 to FCO (0815Z) ("Falkland Islands") [statement by Philippine Foreign Minister urging both sides to avoid force or the threat of it; no reference made to UNSCR502] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 (0830Z) ("Arrangements for Meetings with Mr Haig: 12 April") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (0830-1000Z) (MT-Haig) [first meeting: discussion of Haig proposals] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Bonn telegram 318 to FCO (0900Z) ("Falklands: Merchant Shipping") [German shipowner concern at possible threat to safe passage of non-Argentine ships in Argentine coastal waters following MEZ] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister Suzuki of Japan telegram 181 to MT (0915Z) (Japanese position on the Falklands conflict) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Tokyo telegram 181 to FCO (0915Z) ("Falkland Islands") [Japanese account of dealings with Argentine Ambassador in Tokyo; UK Ambassador expresses disappointment at Japan declining to ban Argentine imports] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (1110Z - 1245Z) (MT-Haig) [second meeting: further discussion of Haig proposals] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 99 to FCO (1445Z) ("Falkland Islands: Argentinian Propaganda") [Uruguayan media reports Argentine trade unionists visiting US to lobby AFL-CIO] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lima telegram 83 to FCO (1450Z) ("Falkland Islands") [press reports on MEZ and Belaunde-Galtieri published letters] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lima telegram 84 to FCO (1500Z) (Falkland Islands: La Prensa report) [Foreign Minister denying story that Peruvian armed forces had been placed on alert] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BRITDEFAT Montevideo telegram to MODUK (1505Z) ("Falkland Crisis: Argentine Navy") [US Naval Attache believes Argentine warships being kept out of MEZ and in territorial waters] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 letter to FCO (final version of draft agreed memorandum for proposal to Argentine Government) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1235 to FCO (1539Z) ("Falklands") [wants story of Cuban plane forced down in Brazil publicised quickly - MT copy] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 3 to FCO (1600Z) ("Falkland Islands") [EC colleagues think European Commission's Santiago office should be providing PR support] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (1655Z) (MT-Haig) [third meeting: discussion of American draft agreement] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lima telegram 87 to FCO (1715Z) ("Falkland Islands") [correction to telegram 83] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Asuncion telegram 26 to FCO (1757Z) ("Falklands") [Paraguay would not take sides, reflecting Stroessner's disenchantment with Argentina] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (2055Z) (MT-Haig) [Haig informs MT of his "very worrying" phone call with Costa Mendez; MT: "he's playing for high stakes and he can't have them"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (0015Z) (MT-Haig) [call at 0115, Haig tells of his further talk with Costa Mendez; "The truth was that President Galtieri had created a problem, and it was now running away with him"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (0815Z) (MT-Haig) [discussion of further Argentine demands; Argentina moving closer to USSR; concerns about UK public opinion] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Governor Hong Kong telegram 336 to FCO (0940Z) ("Invasion of Falkland Islands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 minute to FCO ("Falkland Islands: Peruvian Proposal") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 minute to FCO ("Argentina: British Community Council") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Ewing minute for Gow (conversation with Mr Maxwell-Hyslop about the Argentinian crisis) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong minute for MT ("Cabinet: Falkland Islands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [encloses 1964 report of UN Special Committee on Falklands decolonisation] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falklands: Commons Debate on 14 April") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falklands: Personal Messages from the Prime Minister") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Commonwealth Coordination Department report ("Commonwealth Governments' Reactions to Falklands Crisis") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT letter for Prime Minister Fraser of Australia ("Falkland Islands: Australian Economic Measures") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT letter to Prime Minister Muldoon of New Zealand ("New Zealand Economic Measures against Argentina") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of telephone conversation (1140Z) (Pym-Haig) [new movement from Argentina; Pym will consider] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of telephone conversation (1140Z) (Pym-Haig) [new movement from Argentina; Pym will consider] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of telephone conversation (1310Z) (Pym-Haig) [further US proposals; Haig requests meeting with Pym at airport to discuss; "Haig added that the Argentines were now terrified"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BBC Radio 4 Interview with Denis Healey MP on BBC Radio Four ("The Falkland Islands")
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram to UKE Santiago (1300Z) ("Military Cooperation with Chile") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 (MT's draft reply to the President of Brazil) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 107 to FCO (1415Z) ("Falkland Islands Civilian Population") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Wade-Gery letter to Whitmore ("Mr Haig and the Falklands Crisis") [US sanctions against Argentina a possibility; USSR assisting Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of conversation (Pym-Haig) [Pym visits Haig to discuss new Argentine proposals] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 13 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 100 to FCO (2140Z) ("Falklands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1266 to FCO (0115Z) ("Falklands/OAS") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1267 to FCO (0121Z) ("Falklands/OAS: Text of Resolution") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1265 to FCO (0128Z) ("Economic Measures against Argentina") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Lima telegram 90 to FCO (0405Z) "Falklands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Canberra telegram 155 to FCO (0439Z) ("Falkland Islands: The Australian Prime Minister") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Canberra telegram 155 to FCO (0439Z) ("Falkland Islands: The Australian Prime Minister") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Wade-Gery briefing for MT (0830Z) ("OD(SA) Meeting: 9.30 am, 15th April") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong minute to Whitmore (Michael Palliser to be retained as a Special Adviser in the Cabinet Office) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Royal Marines") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [qualifying period for the electoral registration of a resident of the Islands] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Nott minute to MT ("Statement on the Defence Estimates") [response to Falklands invasion] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister of Greece letter to MT (support for Britain amid the Falklands crisis) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Coles note to Armstrong (USSR and Argentina) ["The Prime Minister would be grateful for an assessment of the significance of the contract between the Soviet Union and Argentina for the supply of nuclear enrichment services and heavy water"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 minute to FCO ("Falkland Islands: Prime Minister's Speech") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 708 to UKE Washington (1115Z) ("Falkland Islands: ICRC") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO South America Department minute to Emergency Unit (1200Z) ("Recovery of British Antarctic Survey Members (BAS) from South Georgia: SITREP 1300 14 April") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1270 to FCO (1315Z) ("Falklands: US Assistance for UK") [reports that US providing support to Task Force prominent on last night's tv and in today's newspapers] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Montevideo telegram 115 to FCO (1320Z) ("Falklands SITREP 13 April 82") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Caracas telegram 100 to FCO (1400Z) ("Falkland Islands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands: Government Savings Bank") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Office minute to South Atlantic Presentation Unit (SAPU) ("Discussions with Mr Haig") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister's speech in the House of Commons (1335Z) (text for delivery)
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: CRD briefing ("The Falkland Islands - Prime Minister's Commons Speech") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 101 to FCO (1530Z) ("Falklands: Tendentious Brazilian Press") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Dublin telegram 104 to FCO (1605Z) ("Irish Republic and the Falklands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (1830Z) (MT-Haig) [Argentina upset by apparent US bias toward UK; UK upset by apparent US neutrality] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (1830Z) (MT-Haig) [full transcript of first call: dispute over British use of Ascension Island] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (1900Z) (MT-Haig) [full transcript of second call: further discussion of UK use of Ascension Island] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Caracas telegram 103 to FCO (1900Z) ("The Falkland Islands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1274 to FCO (2125Z) ("Falklands: US Statement") [Haig saying he had "developed new ideas" following visit to London and Argentinians had invited him to return to Buenos Aires which he would do on 15 Apr] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT letter to Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada (2200Z) (Economic Measures against Argentina) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister of New Zealand letter to MT (economic measures against Argentina) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 14 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1278 to FCO (2358Z) ("Haig's Statement") [possible that extent of covert US help to us was deliberately leaked, but more likely "they have fallen victim to the openness and incoherence of their system"] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Wade-Gery minute to Armstrong ("Falklands: Possible Emergency Bill") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: President of Brazil letter to MT (Falkland Islands: Position of Brazil) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: President Lopez Portillo letter for MT (the Falklands conflict) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT letter to Jacques Chirac (invasion of the Falkland Islands) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong minute to Whitmore (composition and terms of reference for Falklands inquiry) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong minute to Whitmore (inquiry into the way in which Government Departments discharged their responsibilities prior to invasion) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 (Falkland Islands: telegrams to Washington) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute No. 10 ("Falkland Islands: Situation Reports") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 (Haig's movements and schedule) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falklands: Possible Future Diplomatic Options") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands: Letter from Mr Cheek") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands Company") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands: The Australian Prime Minister") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Malawi: Response to Argentina's invasion of the Falklands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to MOD (Falklands: draft message to Moscow) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Office minute to South Atlantic Presentation Unit (1400Z) (The Falkland Islands: Line to Take) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Athens telegram 136 to FCO (1500Z) ("Falklands: The Greek Response") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 472 to FCO (1553Z) ("Haig's Statement") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Ingham minute for Coles ("Needham - Falkland Islands Company") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: No.10 record of conversation (1600Z) (MT-Ted Needham, Chairman of the Falkland Island Company) [account of conditions in the Falklands, and evacuation plan] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1286 to FCO (1638Z) (Falklands: Galtieri's regime) [Eagleburger acknowledges it was "extremely unstable and difficult to make predictions about. But ... any successor regime ... would be worse"; Kissinger's view also] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1287 to FCO (1643Z) (Falklands: Haig's Statement) [Eagleburger concern at how US performance as an ally was being viewed in Britain] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1288 to FCO (1647Z) (Falklands: The Soviet Involvement) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 731 to UKE Washington (1715Z) ("Falkland Islands: New Formula for Paragraph 8") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Reagan letter to MT (2353Z) (account of Reagan's conversation with Galtieri) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Haig letter for Pym (press stories and speculations regarding the crisis) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 (0620Z) ("Message from Secretary Haig") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO Situation Report (0630Z) (Falkland Islands: Overnight Developments) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BBC Radio 4 Interview for Today ("Tapes of Conversations between President Reagan and Mr Alexander Haig") [Jack Anderson interviewed about leaked tape]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MOD letter to No.10 ("Critical Dates") [important future events in Falklands campaign] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Whitelaw minute to MT (Emergency Powers (Falkland Islands) Bill) [Bill will allow expulsion from UK of "anyone whose expulsion appears...to be expedient"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT ("Frozen Argentine Assets") ["substantial sums were transfered from London to New York in the first two days of April"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MOD letter to No.10 ("Operation Corporate: Rules of Engagement") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to MOD ("Rules of Engagement for SSNs") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands Company") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands Company") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Taoiseach message for MT (EC's joint action regarding the Falkland Islands conflict) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Prime Minister of Italy letter to MT (support for Britain amid the Falklands crisis) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: President Mitterrand letter to MT (economic measures against Argentina) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Commonwealth Coordination Department report ("Commonwealth Governments' Reactions to Falklands Crisis") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT letter to Reagan (1220Z) (response to Reagan's account of his conversation with Galtieri) ["Any suggestion that conflict can be avoided by a device that leaves the aggressor in occupation is surely gravely misplaced"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Wade-Gery briefing for MT (1330Z) ("Falklands: Possible Emergency Bill - Ad hoc Meeting at 2.30 pm on Monday 19th April") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS Geneva telegram 170 to FCO (1415Z) ("Falkland Islands and ICRC") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 59 to Missions and Dependent Territories (1500Z) ("Falklands: Economic Action Taken against Argentina by European Community and others") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 60 to Missions and Dependent Territories (1600Z) ("Falkland Islands: Argentine Propaganda") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Cabinet Office minute to South Atlantic Presentation Unit (1645Z) (Falkland Islands: Line to Take) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1310 to FCO (1704Z) (Text of Article from New York Post - "Haig's Post-Shuttle Impressions") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1312 to FCO (1832Z) ("Falklands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 111 to FCO (2008Z) ("Falklands: Press Comment 13/16 April") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 481 to FCO (2226Z) ("Falklands at the UN") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 17 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 487 to FCO (0115Z) ("Falklands: Non-Aligned Movement") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 17 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1329 to FCO (0238Z) ("Falklands: Argentine Request for Satellite Coverage") [Eagleburger gives UKE the State Department line for the press] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 17 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Haig message to Pym (0404Z) (negotiations with Argentina) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 17 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO Situation Report (0630Z) (Falkland Islands: Overnight Developments) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 17 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKHC Canberra telegram 163 to FCO (0800Z) ("Falkland Islands: The Australian Prime Minister") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 17 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to Pym PS ("Falkland Islands") [legal advice on whether public announcement is necessary before British Forces engage Argentine Forces] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 17 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands: Views of Inhabitants") [debriefing of Falklands officials on their return to the UK] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 17 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Nott minute to MT ("Operation Corporate") [contingency plan in case of failure of Haig's diplomatic mission to Buenos Aires] [declassified 2012]

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