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date: 16 April 2024

Falklands War  

  1. gotcha!
    on the sinking of the General Belgrano
    Anonymous: headline in Sun 4 May 1982
  2. The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.
    application of a proverbial phrase
    Jorge Luis Borges 1899–1986 Argentinian writer: in Time 14 February 1983
  3. I counted them all out and I counted them all back.
    on the number of British aeroplanes joining the raid on Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands
    Brian Hanrahan 1949–2010 British journalist: BBC broadcast report, 1 May 1982
  4. Just rejoice at that news and congratulate our armed forces and the Marines. Rejoice!
    on the recapture of South Georgia, usually quoted as, ‘Rejoice, rejoice!’
    Margaret Thatcher 1925–2013 British Conservative stateswoman; Prime Minister, 1979–90: to newsmen outside 10 Downing Street, 25 April 1982
  5. We have to see that the spirit of the South Atlantic—the real spirit of Britain—is kindled not only by war but can now be fired by peace. We have the first prerequisite. We know that we can do it—we haven't lost the ability. That is the Falklands Factor.
    Margaret Thatcher 1925–2013 British Conservative stateswoman; Prime Minister, 1979–90: speech in Cheltenham, 3 July 1982