Today, previously secret government files have been released and are now available to be viewed, either via our website or here at The National Archives. Amongst the files released, unsurprisingly, a huge number deal with the Falklands conflict, including documents from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the armed forces. In total, around 6,000 files have been made available today. Many files relating to other issues are also available, including the disappearance of Mark Thatcher in the Sahara desert, the relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, and various domestic issues.
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‘So, what is the human heart? Simply, it is a pump. And I thought, God Almighty, as long as this pump is working a human being feels, thinks, speaks, writes, loves his family, smiles, weeps, enjoys life, gets angry, gives friendship, wins friendship, prays, dreams, remembers, forgets, forgives, influences other people, is influenced by other people – lives. But when this pump stops – no more! What a wonder in the Cosmos is this frailty of the human body, without which the mind, too, becomes still, helpless or hapless.’
Menachem Begin, 4th August, 1980.