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British Troops at Port Stanley in The Falklands - claims and counter-claims.

March For Peace – Marching To War – June 12, 1982

British Troops at Port Stanley in The Falklands - claims and counter-claims.

British Troops at Port Stanley in The Falklands – claims and counter-claims.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – ABC Radio News – June 12, 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

With reports estimating upwards of a ¬†half-million, a massive demonstration was being held in New York’s Central Park, calling for an end to war and an end to Nuclear weapons.

And while the demonstrations were going on, fighting was continuing in the Falkland Islands dispute between Great Britain and Argentina. British troops staged an assault on Port Stanley and the war of words, charges and counter-charges went along with the casualty estimates.

And in Argentina, Pope John Paul II visited Buenos Aires and offered communion to the members of the ruling Military Junta while praying for a peaceful end to the war.

The Middle East was also knee-deep in strife, but had finally passed the 24 hour mark with no signs of upsetting the ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon. Not so with PLO guerrillas, who were staging gun battles with Israeli troops south of Beirut. Israel announced, during the broadcast, that it would observe a ceasefire with the PLO, but that any violations on the parts of the PLO would render the ceasefire null and void and it would go back to business as usual.

And that’s just a little bit of business-as-usual for this June 12th in 1982 as presented by CBS Radio and ABC Radio Newscasts.

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