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Text 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (Thatcher MSS) MT Engagement Diary
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1709 to FCO (0005Z) ("Satellite Coverage of Falklands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1712 to FCO (0021Z) ("Falklands: Haig's Travel Plans") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Library of Congress) Falklands: CIA telegram to Multiple Recipients (0210Z) ("Comments of Argentine Government officials on relations with the United States and other countries as a result of the dispute over the Falkland Islands") [published 2015]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 728 to FCO (0257Z) ("Falklands") [Parsons gives account of talks with UN Secretary-General] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: FCO Press Office note to PS (Falkland Islands) [Argentine statements "reaffirming their line on sovereignty for them"; easy to discredit Ros tomorrow if you want us to] [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO Situation Report (0630Z) (Falkland Islands: UN - State of negotiations, Parsons' assessment; US - Haig's schedule) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO Sitrep (0630Z) (0730, 12 May 1982) [state of negotiations at the UN] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Minutes of OD Sub-Committee on South Atlantic and the Falkland Islands - OD(SA)(82) 32nd (0830Z) (Diplomatic and Military Issues) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO telegram 968 to UKE Washington (0854Z) ("Falklands: General Walters' Remarks") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Minutes of meeting of the Information Group on the Falklands (0900Z) [media and related issues] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (Bank of England) Monetary policy: Note for Wednesday meeting (weekly report on market conditions, official activity and rates in the gilt-market) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: MT letter to Chair of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (pay and charges for the Armed Forces) [acceptance of recommendations; thanks for service in post] [declassified Dec 2014]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MT letter to Dafydd Wigley MP (Plaid Cymru views of crisis) [regrets they cannot support the British case; government attempting to use peaceful means] [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) European Policy: No.10 minute to MT ("Council of Agriculture Ministers Meeting on 10 - 11 May") [Walker statement to Parliament: "Presidency proposals on a number of major elements in the 1982/83 price fixing"; UK sole voice of dissent] [declassified Aug 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Parliament: Cabinet Office briefing for MT (“Legislative programme 1982-83”) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) European Policy: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("Cabinet: Community affairs") [EC budget; CAP price package; negotiations on classification of EC expenditure; Argentine trade embargo; fisheries] [declassified Aug 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [draft telegrams to Parsons regarding UN negotiations] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Captain Astiz") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands - US Guarantee") [MT rejects compromising tone of draft message to Reagan: "If anything my views are hardening"] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: MOD minute to No.10 ("Non-Combat Aircraft: Contingency Press Release") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Conservative Party: Conservative Research Department Briefing Note No. 18, 1982 Series ("Confidence in the Conservatives") [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Civil Service: Brittan minute to MT ("Financial Management") [Civil Service reform] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Whitmore minute to MT ("Falkland Islands Inquiry") [composition and terms of reference: arrangements for meeting to discuss] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) National health: Finsberg PS letter to No.10 ("Direct labour in the Health Service: response to a letter in the Financial Times, 6 May 1982") [request for clearance of draft text] [declassified Aug 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Broadcasting: Leon Brittan minute to Willie Whitelaw (Radio Frequency Review) [costs of review] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Bank of England) Monetary Policy: McMahon record of conversation (McMahon-Wass, Ryrie) [George Shultz's recent visit to Chequers - US concern at bureaucratisation of summit; Treasury opposition to a free trade initiative at the summit] [declassified 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Falklands: Armstrong minute for Coles (Electronic counter-measures against Exocet missiles) [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Armstrong minute to Whitmore (problems with proposed attendance of Alan Walters at meetings of E(DL)) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (Thatcher MSS) MT: Stephens letter to Laurens van der Post (arrangements for MT interviews) ["Her diary between now and the end of July is horrific"] [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: BRITDEFAT Paris signal to MODUK (0815Z) ("Sunday Times article on Anglo/French cooperation over Falklands crisis") [conversation with Hernu's Chef de Cabinet yesterday] [declassified Oct 2017]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS Geneva telegram 231 to FCO (0945Z) ("The Situation in the Falkland Islands: US Reports") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: Lobby Briefing (1000Z) (PM's day, Answers of Interest [Parliament], Falkland Islands, ETB, Pope) ("it was still the British position that there could be no ceasefire without a commitment to a verifiable withdrawal") [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: UKHC Nairobi telegram 242 to FCO (1001Z) (UNEP Special Session: Falklands) [statement by Argentine representative not explicitly referring to Falklands, so British minister will not refer to it in his speech either] [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Holy See telegram 23 to FCO (1005Z) ("The Pope's Visit") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKMIS Geneva telegram 232 to FCO (1005Z) ("Falklands and ICRC") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Transport: No.10 record of conversation (1030Z) (MT, Whitelaw, Jenkin, Howell, Lawson, Tebbit, Brittan) [“The railways”] [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: Francis Pym remarks outside No.10 (1030Z) (Falkland Islands) ["so promise of progress ... but ... many difficult problems still remain"]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Nott letter to French Defence Minister Hernu (1730Z) (regret at UK press reports criticising France for providing weapons to Argentina) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: Minutes of MOD Chiefs of Staff Committee - COS 49th Meeting/82 (1040Z) (Operation Corporate, Intelligence, Own Forces, Public Relations, Decisions Required) [declassified 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Dublin telegram 144 to FCO (1055Z) ("Falklands") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: No.10 Press Office minute (1130Z) ("Repatriation of Argentinian Prisoners of War") (arrangements) [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: No.10 press statement (1130Z) (Falkland Islands) [progress of the Task Force] [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: No.10 press statement (1130Z) ("Prisoners of War from the Narwal") [arrangements for repatriation] [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: No.10 note to press officers ("Falkland Islands: 12 May 1982") ("We are continuing to work with maximum intensity at the United Nations") [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) India: UKHC New Delhi telegram 203 to Department of Trade (1230Z) ("Orissa Steel Plant") [project's future uncertain] [declassified Aug 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Berne telegram 117 to FCO (1320Z) ("Journalists") [declassified Dec 2012]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: Lobby Briefing (1500Z) (Salaries, Falkland Islands) ("Ministers wanted to keep all military options open") [released 2013]
PDF 82 May 12 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: UKE Washington telegram 1713 to FCO (1515Z) (Falkland Islands: Washington Post Interview with General Iglesias) (Iglesias quoted as saying "the practical exercise of our rights over the Islands as an integral part of the national territory") [released 2013]

Documents lie at the core of this website, each one dated and sorted chronologically (by default) in search results. Most are images in PDF format of original paper documents scanned or filmed for the site. There also transcripts of speeches and interviews, press articles, photos, videos, and more. The document database contains tens of thousands of items and permits complex searching.

Files are multi-page PDFs from which most of the documents on the site are selected. All of Mrs Thatcher’s official files from No.10 are available in full on this site (paper copies are stored at the National Archives in the series PREM19), as well as most of those of Geoffrey Howe and Nigel Lawson as Chancellor (stored at TNA as series T639 and T640).

Guides are articles about key events and topics. Many were written to accompany annual releases of Mrs Thatcher’s private and party papers at the Churchill Archive Centre in Cambridge.

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