Newly revealed secret documents show that UK's PM...Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher... was dumbfounded by Argentina's 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands.
Thatcher declares that she 'never, never expected' Buenos Aires to assert its control over the Falkland/Malvinas islands...and only grasped it was likely...2 days before the invasion.
649 Argentines and 255 Brits died during the short war.
Despite strained relations...Thatcher also persuaded the French from selling 4 deadly Exocet missiles to Argentine ally...Peru.
NEW!!! MORE: Chile's junta was open to stealing missiles from Peru if necessary.