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29 Quotes filtered by Falklands War

Maybe we should ask the Falklanders how they feel about a war.

Francis Pym 04/1983

Category: Falklands War

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The Task Force will cost this country a far greater humiliation than we have already suffered. The attempt will fail.

Tony Benn 07/04/1982

Category: Falklands War

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Will this thing jerk me off?

Margaret Thatcher 01/1983

While firing a field gun during a visit to the Falkland Islands

Category: Falklands War, Double Entendres, Foot in Mouth

Tags: Double Entendres, Falklands War, Foot in Mouth, Humour, Margaret Thatcher, World Politics

We knew what we had to do and we went about it and did it. Great Britain is great again.

Margaret Thatcher 26/06/1982

On winning the Falklands War

Category: Falklands War

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The Falklands marked her soul and mine.

Denis Thatcher

On Margaret Thatcher

Category: Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

Tags: Denis Thatcher, Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Quotes About..., World Politics

Margaret Thatcher: Oh, arms to Argentina, you won't will you?

Ronald Reagan: No, we won't.

Margaret Thatcher 1987

At a bilateral summit

Category: Falklands War

Tags: Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher, World Politics

She was a decisive leader, which of course is what the military want. We don't want somebody who vacillates, we want to be able to put the case to her, the requirements to her, and say this is how it is, this is the decision we want, we want it now and we want it quickly and we don't want a wishy-washy decision, we want a clear-cut decision. She was magnificent in her support of the military.

Admiral Terence Lewin

On Margaret Thatcher's performance in the Falklands War

Category: Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

Tags: Admiral Terence Lewin, Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Quotes About..., World Politics

You were thinking every moment of the day about it, it was at the back of your mind no matter what else you were doing. You were thinking of what was happening down there and the decisions that had to be taken. When the telephone went or one of the duty clerks came up with a piece of paper in his hand, you always braced yourself as the thought raced through your mind, 'is this bad news?' I never had any doubt about the rightness of the decision. Even though we got the Task Forces there, there were voices saying, 'No, don't go and land, just negotiate'. I didn't go down there to negotiate. I went down there to get the Argentinians off and if they left then we didn't need to go into battle.

Margaret Thatcher

On the Falklands War

Category: Falklands War

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It shows that the substance under test consists of ferrous metal of the highest quality. It is of exceptional tensile strength, resistant to wear and tear, and may be used with advantage for all national purposes.

Margaret Thatcher 06/1982

On Margaret Thatcher's performance in the Falklands War

Category: Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

Tags: Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Quotes About..., World Politics

"[Admiral] Lewin would come in and give the bad news straight away. He said he was sorry but the Sheffield had been sunk. That was one of the occasions when she would put her head down and stare at the table and I felt had really withdrawn herself from the war cabinet, for about a minute. Then she'd shake herself and come back in again, tears running down her face.

Sir Michael Havers 12/1990

Category: Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

Tags: Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Quotes About..., Sir Michael Havers, World Politics

Gentlemen, I have spent the night thinking about this Peruvian (peace) initiative and I have to tell you that if it is your decision to accept then you will have to find another Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher 05/1982

To the Falklands War Cabinet

Category: Falklands War, Diplomacy

Tags: Diplomacy, Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher, Policy, World Politics

When you stop a dictator there are always risks, but there are great risks in not stopping a dictator. My generation learned that long ago

Margaret Thatcher 1982

Category: Falklands War, Dictatorship & Tyranny

Tags: Dictatorship & Tyranny, Falklands War, Ideologies, Margaret Thatcher, World Politics

Our judgement is that the presence of the Royal Marines garrison is sufficient deterrent against any possible aggression.

Margaret Thatcher 02/1982

On defending the Falklands

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Failure? The possibilities do not exist.

Margaret Thatcher 04/1982

On military action in the Falklands

Category: Falklands War

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The spirit has stirred and the nation has begun to assert itself. Things are not going to be the same again.

Margaret Thatcher

following the Falklands War

Category: Falklands War, English Identity

Tags: English Identity, Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher, Policy, World Politics

The spirit of the South Atlantic was the spirit of Britain at her best. It has been said that we surprised the world, that British patriotism was rediscovered in those spring days. It was never really lost. But it would be no bad thing if the feeling that swept the country then were to continue to inspire us. For if there was any doubt about the determination of the British people it was removed by the men and women who, a few months ago, brought a renewed sense of pride and self-respect to our country.

Margaret Thatcher 08/10/1982

Category: Falklands War

Tags: Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher, World Politics

We have ceased to be a nation in retreat. We have instead a newfound confidence - born in the economic battles at home and tested and found true 8,000 miles away. And so today, we can rejoice at our success in the Falklands and take pride in the achievement of the men and women of our task force. But we do so, not as some flickering of a flame which must soon be dead. No, we rejoice that Britain has rekindled that spirit which has fired her for generations past and which today has begun to burn as brightly as before. Britain found herself again in the South Atlantic and will not look back from the victory she has won.

Margaret Thatcher 03/07/1982

On winning the Falklands War

Category: Falklands War

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Ron, I'm not handing over. I'm not handing over the islands now. I didn't lose some of my best ships and some of my finest lives to leave quietly under a ceasefire without the Argentines withdrawing.

Margaret Thatcher 31/05/1982

To Ronald Reagan

Category: Falklands War

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It is exciting to have a real crisis on your hands, when you have spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment.

Margaret Thatcher 26/05/1982

Category: Falklands War

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The Government wants a peaceful settlement. But we totally reject a peaceful sell-out.

Margaret Thatcher 14/05/1982

Scottish Conservative Party Conference

Category: Falklands War

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Jan Peter Balkenende

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