Edge of War (2012– )

EDGE OF WAR: Thatcher's War 

British leader Margaret Thatcher stands up to Argentina's Leopoldo Galtieri when he and his junta invade the Falkland Islands in 1982.

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Steve Allen

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Episode credited cast:
Wesley Clark ... Himself - Host
Sam Doyle Sam Doyle ... British Naval officer
Michael Kram ... Nick Van Der Bijl
Glenn LaPointe Glenn LaPointe ... British Marine / Argentina Army
Lewis MacKenzie Lewis MacKenzie ... Himself - Host
Joel Mamchur Joel Mamchur ... Alfedo Astiz
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The Falkland Islands. A rocky outpost at the bottom of the world. Cold. Remote. But things are about to heat up. It's 1982. Argentine leader Leopold Galtieri has a problem. His economy is failing and his Dirty War grows into civil unrest. What's a junta ruler to do? Britain's Margaret Thatcher has problems of her own. The economy is sputtering and her government's Conservative agenda creates civil unrest. What's an Iron Lady to do? For Galtieri, the time is now to invade the Falkland Islands, and right a historic wrong. Those islands, after all, belong to Argentina - where they are known as the Malvinas. So he dusts off his army, navy and air force, and sends them to invade. He can't be blamed for thinking nothing will happen - the Brits have been trying to offload this property for decades. Not so fast. Mrs. Thatcher has ambitions of her own, and going down in history as the Prime Minister that backed down from a fight isn't one of them. There's British pride at stake. And a few ... Written by Simon Dekker

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1 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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