Argentina's invasion of the Falklands caused deep divisions within the Conservative Party, according to Margaret Thatcher's 1982 private papers which are released today.
Notes prepared for the Grantham-born Prime Minister show the difference in opinion within the party over what action to take.
Until now the backroom discussions have remained private but the notes are among those released by the Margaret Thatcher Archive Trust as it opens files from a time which came to define her career.
More top news
Jenny Drew from Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire has managed to save nearly £20,000 over the last three years by collecting coupons.
Two men have been jailed for eight years for luring a friend to a flat and beating him until he handed over his mobile phone.
West Midlands weather: Heavy rain overnight