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Falkland Conflict #78304

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 25, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Intensification of battle between Great Britain and Argentina over Falkland Island due to Argentina's celebration today of independence discussed. [Defense Secretary John NOTT - anticipated Argentine offensive today.] [Voice of reporter Jeremy HANDS - describes activity at British beachhead.] [Voice of reporter Brian HANRAHAN - describes preparations for Argentine air assault; recalls sinking Her (His) Majesty's Ship Antelope.] Photos of Antelope's downing shown. [Reporter Mike NICHOLSON - describes Antelope's sinking.] Current status of British and Argentine losses outlined; British efforts to beef-up antiaircraft forces described.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Atmosphere here today examined; Argentine claims outlined on screen; assessment of situation by interior minister Alfredo Saint Jean noted. Independence day celebrations discussed; remarks of President Leopoldo Galtieri quoted. Jose San Martin's burial in ntl. cathedral mentioned. Galtieri's meeting with troops cited.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Argentina said endorsing United Nations call for renewal of negotiations and for cease-fire; details given. For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez's remarks about British designs for region reported [COSTA MENDEZ - won't acknowledge possible surrender.] Secretary of State Alexander Haig's assessment of British strengths noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) British military forces said preparing for large-scale assault; details examined. Disunity among Argentine high command discussed. Imminent arrival of Queen Elizabeth II luxury liner mentioned.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John;
Serafin, Barry

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