Search the Archive

Falkland Conflict #283919

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1982
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Unconfirmed reports that British troops in Falkland Island have captured strategic targets considered; map shown. Argentine account of conflict mentioned. United Nations Sec. Council noted passing resolution calling for Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar to continue negotiation efforts; details given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(London, England) Indications Britain is preparing to launch offensive examined. [In Parliament, voice of defense secretary John NOTT - describes troops' readiness for advance.] Current status of British task force noted; sinking of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Coventry and Atlantic Conveyor described. [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - restates commitment to cause.] [Queen ELIZABETH - prays for British victory.] Queen's son, Prince Andrew, noted with task force. Issue of bombing mainland considered.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Beginning of conflict recalled. [Voice of reporter Brian HANRAHAN - narrates film of initial British military activity in region.] [PILOT - describes raid on Port Stanley.] Photos shown. Britain's losses so far estimated.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(London, England) Sinking of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield described; films of survivors shown. [Captain James Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) - describes assault.] Photos shown. Problems posed for British by ships' construction explained. Accident aboard United States Navy ship Belknap in 1975 recalled; photos shown. [Admiral William NEEL - notes decision against aluminum structures. Weaknesses of British task force noted. [Defense magazine spokesperson Anthony PRESTON - recalls Britain's loss of early airborne warning capability.]
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Report introduced.

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Indications that Argentina is planning major air strike discussed; military attention given Mass conducted by Pope's envoy Archbishop Achille Silvestrini noted. Pontiff said planning visit here next wk. President Leopoldo Galtieri's campaign visit with troops described. Photos of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Ardent, Argentine fighter, unsuccessful bombing of British frigate shown. United States noted ordering non-essential dependents of US personnel to leave cntry.; flight of cultural attache Philip Pillsbury's family cited as example
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Ecuadoran plane reported detained at Kennedy International Airport due to mil. nature of its cargo, believed bound for Argentina; details given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Reporter(s):
Blackstone, John;
Dean, Morton;
Fenton, Tom;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:10:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.