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Margaret Thatcher defends sinking of Belgrano

Title
Margaret Thatcher defends sinking of Belgrano
Genre
News report; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
4 May 1982
Year of production
1982
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Duration
00:03:23
Description
Report on remarks made in the House of Commons by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher following the sinking of the Argentine cruiser, ARA General Belgrano by British troops off the Falkland Islands (02/05/82). Thatcher defends the action, for which she refuses to apologise. Speakers include Thatcher; Labour leader Michael Foot; Labour MP, Tony Benn; Foreign Secretary Francis Pym. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Francis Pym; Margaret Thatcher; Tony Benn; Michael Foot
Keywords
Deaths; Armed forces; Margaret Thatcher; UK; British; International relations; Political leadership; Falklands War (1982); Argentina; Falkland Islands; Warships; Navy; Ships; Casualties; Wars (events); Maritime warfare; General Belgrano (ship)

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