On April 2, 1982, Britain went to war to regain the Falkland Islands. This movie is a gripping account of how Prime Minister Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher MP's government handled the biggest crisis in British foreign affairs since the Suez Canal. It tells the story of how Argentina, an ally of the British, fought the Conservative government and invaded the Falklands. This play charts the backroom maneuverings between Thatcher's government and the military, between the British and the Americans, and the Americans and the Argentinians that led to a breakdown in diplomacy, to war, and to Britain's eventual victory.
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A version of the script, featuring much of the same cast, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002 around the time this movie aired. See more
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Rt Hon John Nott MP (Secretary of State for Defence)
When one stops a dictator, there are always risks. But there are far greater ones in *not* stopping one.
The first names of Nicholas Ridley and Jeanne Kirkpatrick were mis-spelled as Nicolas and Jeane in the closing credits. See more
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