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.
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