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Falkland Conflict #283935

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1982
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(Studio) Britain reported beginning land offensive against Argentina in Falkland conflict.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) [In Parliament, voice of Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - announces advance.] Details of offensive illustrated on map; possible ulterior motive behind government's announcement considered. Details of British military techniques described; photos of troops aboard Queen Elizabeth II luxury liner shown. Defense minister noted warning against early optimism.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Argentine news agency's account of battle at San Carlos mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Argentina said allegedly considering granting Great Britain military base in Falkland Island; details given. Possible rationale for such plan explained; photos shown. President Reagan's letter to President Leopoldo Galtieri and Galtieri's response quoted on screen; air force commander Basilio Lami Dozo said discounting reports that air force had been decimated.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Argentina said apparently recing. more Exocet missiles; United States noted supplying England with arms, include sidewinder missiles. Details given. Organization of American States attack on United States support for Great Britain noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Organization of American States conference featured; Argentine foreign minister Nicanor Costa Mendez's rhetoric noted. [COSTA MENDEZ - (thru translator) calls for United States abstention from aggravating situation.] Secretary of State Alexander Haig's response to Costa Mendez's speech compared with that of others. [HAIG - restates United States position.]

(Studio) Sinking of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Brize Norton, England) Homecoming of Sheffield survivors featured. [SURVIVOR - recalls incident.] [Captain James Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) - praises men.] Alex and Maureen Morrison's son Paul noted not with initial group of survivors due to injury apparently sustained while drunk; details given. [Alex MORRISON - thinks son has broken nose.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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