THEN Podcast Episode 44 – Generals vs. Iron Lady – The Falklands War

In the spring of 1982, Argentina’s military junta had its back against the wall. High inflation and mass unemployment were troubling the country, and new scandals shook the regime. Seeking a way to unite the people behind them, the generals decided to attack the British-controlled Falkland Islands. But they had reckoned without the hitherto extremely unpopular British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. First the Iron Lady gave the generals a diplomatic lesson – then she ordered the Royal Navy to retake the islands.

And here is the podcast:

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