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Falkland Conflict #78265

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 21, 1982
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(Studio) British assault on Falkland Island noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) [NOTT - notes British bridgehead on Falkland Island; elaborates.] Details of assault examined; map shown. [NOTT - notes Argentine air attack on British ships.] Losses for Argentina outlined. [With task force, voice of reporter Brian HANRAHAN - describes assault.] Crash of British helicopter mentioned. [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - praises task force.] Issue of British blockade of region considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Govt. spokesperson Enrique De Leon reported outlining Argentine version of assault; details illustrated on map. Question of British beachhead discussed; British version of events noted. [Rear admiral Antonio AROSA - modifies day's events.] For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez noted en route to New York City for United Nations Sec. Council session; Argentine government said accepting latest Peruvian peace proposal. Details of Peruvian proposals, based on recent suggestions of United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, considered.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) [For. secretary Francis PYM - claims fighting doesn't rule out peaceful settlement.] Thatcher noted unenthusiastic over Peruvian proposals.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Vanocur, Sander

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