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Status Report (Falkland Conflict) #78499

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 07, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Great Britain's former empire and current conflict with Argentina over Falkland Island examined; films, map shown. Gilbert and Sullivan quality given Falkland conflict in initial stages described. [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - considers Argentine aggression unprovoked.] Winston Churchill quoted. [April 25, defense secretary John NOTT - announces recapture of South Georgia.] [THATCHER - responds.] [May 4, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) REPORTER - announces destruction of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield.] Impact of Sheffield's loss on atmosphere in Portsmouth described. [Gwen DUFFIELD, Susan DICKINSON - describe their reaction to Sheffield's destruction.] Dickinson's husband Lieutenant commander Philip Dickinson noted helicopter pilot on Her (His) Majesty's Ship Hermes. [Susan DICKINSON - notes psychological impact of not knowing what's going to happen.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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