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PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: Lobby Briefing (1000Z) (Prime Minister of Thailand, Answers of Interest [in Parliament], Falklands: Inner Cabinet/Cabinet, Haig's proposals, Air Exclusion, Zone, Declaration of war, Urgency) ["Tactically if the proposals were to be rejected we believed it was always better for the other side to be in the position of making the rejection"] [released 2013]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: MoD press briefing (1100Z) (Falkland Islands) [released 2013]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 853 to UKE Washington (1130Z) (Pym message to Henderson) [proposed actions by HMG in event of Argentine acceptance or rejection of US proposals] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO to UKE Washington draft telegram (1130Z) (message to Haig from Pym) [lines to take depending on Argentine acceptance or rejection of Haig's proposals] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 854 to Haig (1230Z) (Pym requests US assistance in heading off "support for any unhelpful and unacceptable resolution" in the UN Security Council) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO record of telephone conversation (1255Z) (Pym-Haig) [no word yet on whether Argentines will accept US proposals] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Falklands: Minutes of MOD Chiefs of Staff Committee - COS 34th Meeting/82 (1300Z) (Operation Corporate, Force Levels) [discussion of the merits and demerits of Operation Sutton] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (State Department) Falklands: USE Buenos Aires telegram to State Department (1307Z) ("Falklands dispute") [Ros says Costa Mendez will deliver GOA reply in Washington] [declassified 2001]
Text 82 Apr 28 We Speeches, interviews, etc. Trivial Margaret Thatcher Speech at lunch for Thai Prime Minister (1315-1440Z)
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Cape Town telegram 295 to FCO (1350Z) ("Falklands") [conversation with Pik Botha - Savimbi says Soviet planes flying reconaissance over Task Force from airbase in Luanda; claims South African government had sympathy and goodwill towards British stand over Falklands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: FCO telegram (1400Z) (Falklands: Total Exclusion Zone) (application of Zone) [released 2013]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: Lobby Briefing (1500Z) (Weekend briefings, Haig proposals, Total Exclusion Zone, The Pope, US position) ["We rejected suggestions that HMG was committed to these proposals"] [released 2013]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 75 to UKE Berne (1515Z) (message for Argentina to be relayed by Swiss) [warning that TEZ established without prejudice to right of self-defence under Article 51 of the UN Charter] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: British Information Service New York telegram 4 to FCO (1620Z) ("Falkland Islands: US public opinion") [Harris poll shows strong support for British view but also for US staying neutral in event of war] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: South Atlantic Presentation Unit (SAPU) paper - SAPU(82) 10 (1700Z) (Haig's proposals; TEZ; death of Argentinian POW; international opinion; statement by UNSG) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BDS Washington to FCO (1730Z) ("Possible covert attack on Ascension Island aircraft facilities") [USAF acknowledges reports based on analysis, not hard intelligence] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 186 to UKE Montevideo (1800Z) ("Falkland Islands: help for islanders") [ask Uruguayan government if it would be willing in principle to help islanders] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1494 to FCO (1850Z) ('Falklands') [Haig call saying Costa Mendez visiting him in 20 minutes; Haig promises he "will hang very tough"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: President of Organisation of American States telegram to MT (1900Z) ("Serious situation in the South Atlantic") [resolution of support for Argentina] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1495 to FCO (1900Z) ("Falklands") [Henderson talks to Haig: Argentine Government yet to respond to US proposals; Commons speech by Foot] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (State Department) Falklands: Pym message for Haig (the OAS resolution on the Falklands) [published 2015]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (CIA) Falklands: Intelligence memorandum prepared in the CIA ("UK-Falklands: Pressures on Thatcher") [published 2015]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (State Department) Falklands: USE Buenos Aires telegram to State Department (1916Z) ("Falklands crisis: Argentine negotiating position") [Argentine press quoting Argentine sources in Washington saying Junta had rejected proposal; Junta itself says diplomtic channels still open] [declassified 2001]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 861 to UKE Washington (2030Z) ("Falklands: conversation with Haig") [account of Pym call to Haig at 1910 - state of talks with Costa Mendez] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1499 to FCO (2044Z) ("Call on Haig: Falklands") [Haig 'seething' at NSC errors in press briefing] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Santiago telegram 182 to FCO (2110Z) ("Falklands/Chile/OAS") [MFA source says Pinochet overruled his MFA to insiste Chile abstain on upcoming Argentine resolution at OAS, regarding Galtieri as having no future] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Caracas telegram 136 to FCO (2145Z) ("Venezuela/Guyana") [rumours of Venezuelan intention to invade Guyana] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War: Secretary of State Haig's Evening Report ("El Salvador: Coalition Building, UN General Assembly Passes Anti-Israel and Anti-US Resolution") [declassified 2016]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 862 to UKE Washington (2300Z) ("Falkland Islands") [Haig calls Pym to give account of meeting with Costa Mendez: Argentine Government does not accept proposals; Pym expresses frustration of HMG] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1504 to FCO (2320Z) ("Argentina: Arms Supplies") [follow up to reports of US sale of Skyhawk engines to Argentina] [declassified 2012]
Text 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Walters MSS) Economy: Alan Walters diary [forgot Rose’s birthday; note on indexed pensions][released 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (Bank of England) Monetary policy: Foreign Exchange & Gold Market report (weekly report on market conditions) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (Bank of England) Monetary policy: Foreign Exchange & Gold Market report (daily report on market conditions including US report) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 28 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (Bank of England) Monetary policy: Government Broker's daily report (market conditions & official activity in the gilt-market) [declassified 2013]

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