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PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Italy/Falklands: UKE Rome letter to FCO ("Falkland Islands") [press conference by UK Ambssador "to balance some of the unhelpful press comment that has appeared recently"] [declassified Jan 2010]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Nationalised industries: Hoskyns letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer (“Nationalised industry draft objectives”) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) EC: Hancock minute to Coles ("30 May Mandate: Next Steps") [EC Budget negotiations] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Wade-Gery minute to Coles ("Falklands: Spanish Text of Haig Proposals") [Spanish text of Haig's proposals "introduces no ambiguities and no departures from the meaning of the original"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Wright minute to Whitmore (list of attendees for Chequers lunch on 2nd May) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Industrial Policy: Cockfield PS letter to Jenkin PS (“Privatisation of Land Rover”) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Argentine Ambassador to the UN letter to President of the UNSCR (reply to British notification to Council of recapture of South Georgia) [denies Britain had a right to act in self-defence under Article 51]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (CIA) Falklands: USE Madrid FLASH telegram to State Department (1006Z) ("Falklands Dispute") [Spanish Foreign Minister told US diplomats Soviet instructors training Peruvian pilots in Peru flown to Argentina] [published Feb 2007]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Minutes of MOD Chiefs of Staff Committee - COS 37th Meeting/82 (1045Z) (Operation Corporate, Intelligence, Own Forces, Decisions Required, South Georgia Airstrip, Ascension Island, Falkland Islands Landing Operations, 5 Brigade) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO notes of 37th Meeting/82 of Chiefs of Staff Committee (1045Z) (Intelligence, South Georgia Airstrip, Ascension Island, Falkland Islands Landing Operations, ICRC) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 874 to UKE Washington (1100Z) ("Personal for Ambassador") [contest two points in Haig's draft statement] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BRITDEFAT Paris signal to MODUK (1105Z) (French Air Force/Aeronavale Assistance to Royal Air Force) [French Defence Department fear 22/23 Apr practice about to be raised in Parliament; BRITDEFAT seeks defensive brief] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKDEL Strasbourg telegram 44 to FCO (1120Z) ("Council of Europe Assembly and Ministerial Meetings - 28/29 April") [satisfactory discussions] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (State Department) Falklands: USE Santiago telegram to State Department (1246Z) (Chile: "GOC explains abstention in Falklands vote and denies loaning tanker to UK") ["careful balance" sought] [declassified 2001]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Minutes of OD Sub-Committee on South Atlantic and the Falkland Islands - OD(SA)(82) 22nd (1330Z) (Military and Political Issues) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Wade-Gery briefing for MT ("Falklands: OD(SA) at 1430 on 30th April") [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Key Archive (Reagan Library) Falklands: National Security Council minutes (1335-1430Z) ("South Atlantic Crisis") (NSC 0048) [US 'tilt' towards Britain] [declassified 2011]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (State Department) Falklands: USE Buenos Aires telegram to State Department (1433Z) ("Falklands crisis: Galtieri's position") ["Galtieri left me in no doubt he wants peace. He also left me in no doubt that he is under extremely heavy pressure from the navy"] [declassified 2001]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Falklands: USE Buenos Aires telegram to State Department (1433Z) ("Falklands Crisis: Galtieri's Position") [published 2015]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1532 to FCO (1459Z) ("Argentine debt") [visit of Argentine Economic Minister to Washington; deteriorating position; possible problems for Brazil, Chile also] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Rome telegram 221 to FCO (1500Z) ("Italian Political Reactions") ["The longer the Falklands dispute goes on, the more difficult it becomes for Italy to give solid support for Britain"; Craxi's Socialist Party "the main problem"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Minutes of MOD Chiefs of Staff Committee - COS 38th Meeting/82 (1530Z) (HMS Illustrious, Supply of US Equipment) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1534 to FCO (1537Z) ('Falklands') ["Haig is happy that you should come here this weekend"; come first to Washington, to discuss how to handle UN] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1533 to FCO (1605Z) ("Falklands: Haig's statement") [text of statement made by Haig at 1530] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 612 to FCO (1610Z) ("Falkland Islands") [points made by Costa Mendez in meeting President of Security Council] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Falklands: White House Press Secretary briefing (1611Z) (extract on Falklands) [US 'tilt']
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1536 to FCO (1657Z) ('Falklands' - Haig's statement") [Haig said not "plain-sailing to get it through NSC"; Kirkpatrick a source of trouble] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 613 to FCO (1730Z) ("Falkland Islands") [Costa Mendez meeting with UN Secretary-General; role of UNSG in crisis, rumours of role for the Aga Khan] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1537 to FCO (1737Z) ("Argentina: US measures") [US "still baulking" at import ban, pleading legal and administrative problems "but the real difficulties are clearly political"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1538 to FCO (1738Z) ("Argentina: US measures") ["it is a question of a political decision which can only be taken at the highest level"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Santiago telegram 193 to FCO (1742Z) ("Falklands: Peruvian/Argentine military cooperation") [Chlieans told by Argentinians that Peru is loaning Mirage aircraft and pilots to Argentina; perhaps misinformation] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 93 to UKE Brasilia (1749Z) ("Brazilian message on Falklands") [reply from Pym] [declassified Spt 2016]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BIS Buenos Aires telegram 60 to FCO (1755Z) ("Après Galtieri le deluge?") [speculations as to future in Argentinian politics if Britain recaptures the islands] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1539 to FCO (1808Z) ("Falklands: President Reagan") [text of his remarks - "the aggression was on the part of Argentina ... that little ice-cold bunch of land down there"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (State Department) Falklands: Haig off the record briefing for press (1830Z) (US 'tilt' towards Britain) [UK "reasonable and forthcoming", Argentina "less so"] [declassified 2002]
Text 82 Apr 30 Fr Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Reagan (Ronald) Falklands: Presidential Remarks on Falklands (extract from Q&A with Mid-Western editors and broadcasters) ["little ice-cold bunch of land" - "armed aggression of that kind must not be allowed to succeed"]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Foreign Secretary's press conference (evening, before visiting US)
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong record of conversation (evening) (Armstrong, Palliser and French Ambassador) [French concern at leak of information that they had been assisting Britain with military information] [declassified 2012]
Text 82 Apr 30 Fr Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher Speech to Mid-Bedfordshire Conservatives (1900Z) (Falklands)
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1540 to FCO (1900Z) ("Argentine debt") [Argentine Economic Minister in Washington - read-out from US Treasury suggests mixed picture] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (CIA) Falklands: CIA National Intelligence Council memorandum ("Monthly Warning Assessment: Latin America") ["likely Argentine defeat by the UK" might lead to pro-Soviet government] [declassified 2007]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (State Department) Falklands: Burt action memorandum to Eagleburger ("Argentine Request for LANDSAT Coverage of Falklands Area") [published 2015]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Office of the Secretary of Defense) Falklands: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff memorandum to Weinberger ("UK Request for Support") [published 2015]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Quito telegram 61 to FCO (2107Z) ("Falklands: US Sanction") [Ecuadorean MFA statement criticising US tilt] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BIS Buenos Aires telegram 61 to FCO (2135Z) ("Press summary") [top news is blockade declared by Argentina in response to British TEZ] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1543 to FCO (2144Z) ("Falklands: US Press") [prominent reporting of Senate resolution] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 144 to FCO (2220Z) ("Falklands: United Nations Involvement") [Brazilians urging Perez De Cuellar to involve himself now Haig mediation over; US tilt towards UK not a problem between Brazil and US] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 614 to FCO (2251Z) ("Falkland Islands") [record of conversation with UN Secretary-General] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 615 to FCO (2253Z) ("Falkland Islands") [Costa Mendez press conference following his meeting with UN Secretary-General] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 Apr 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War: Secretary of State Haig's Evening Report ("Law of the Sea, El Salvador") [declassified 2016]

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