Documents released by the National Archives under the 30-year-rule reveal that Margaret Thatcher's Attorney General, Sir Michael Havers, devised an elaborate plan to deceive Argentinian arms buyers in the run-up to the Falklands war.
Havers came up with the ploy in league with a friend in the air freight business in June 1982.
In a letter to Prime Minister Thatcher, he admitted himself that the idea was "more appropriate to a James Bond movie!"
The ploy involved approaching potential arms exporters with the offer of providing a freight service, and then redirecting the weapons to a safe location.
More top news
North Korea has blamed Malaysia for the death of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Following months of speculation, the former Girls Aloud singer has finally gone public with her pregnancy.
No surprise that David Bowie won at the Brits tonight, the show felt dominated by the stars that have died in the past year.