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rongtw
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One to watch tonight

Definitely one must watch tonight Cry   20.30 BBC1  panorama

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40131987?SThisFB

 

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VileReynard
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Re: One to watch tonight

Is that the one that Thatcher used to get an election win?

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Are you suggesting the war was contrived?

Whatever next Funny

Seriously though it was a waste of good lives on both sides, and a close call for Thatcher. 

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Re: One to watch tonight

Galtieri's popularity was flagging, he needed a grand gesture.  The Falklands have been used in this way by other Argentine leaders, although with the others it's been rhetoric rather than a full invasion.

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I always had the feeling that Thatcher dangled the worm of war and he went for it, hook line and sinker. But what a way to win an election. 

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Re: One to watch tonight

The invasion took us by surprise; that's why we didn't have the necessary defence in place.  It didn't do her any harm in the 1983 election of course.

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It might have taken Thatcher by surprise, but I'd take that with a pinch of salt m'self as transcripts released three decades after the event show there had been some British contingency planning in the months before the Argentine invasion of the Falklands. I also seem to recall that we had a submarine already down there. Convenient or just as luck would have it? 

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Re: One to watch tonight

Not to mention the sinking of the Lusitania...Lips are sealed

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Didn't they find a fair amount of ammunition on the wreck?

Fibs back then and still fibbing about things now it seems..... as well as thirty five years ago.   

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Re: One to watch tonight

@Minivanman do you mean Alternative Facts Cheesy

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Re: One to watch tonight

He does - Thatcher sent a submarine to sink the General Belgrano, even though it was well outside the publicised "exclusion zone".

The Lusitania was sunk by the Germans in WW1 (also by submarine). Cheesy

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And however you determine them, both were were within their rights.

That's the way I see it anyway. Sad

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Re: One to watch tonight

If  General Belgrano had got much nearer to the main island it could have caused havoc to our landings , the threat needed to be eliminated Thumbs Up

And it kept the rest of their fleet in Harbour Wink

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