Published date: 27 December 2012

Contemporary records specialists Mark Dunton and Simon Demissie discuss highlights from the latest release of government files made public after 30 years. The third year of Mrs Thatcher’s premiership was dominated by the Falklands crisis and war with Argentina. New documents released to The National Archives provide fresh insight into this watershed moment in British politics. At home, unemployment hit 3 million and Ronald Reagan became the first US President to address Parliament. Introduced by Tommy Norton.

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