A Day That Shook The World: Thatcher sends a taskforce to the Falklands

On 3 April 1982, in response to the Argentine invasion of the Falklands, Margaret Thatcher decided to send a military taskforce 8,000 miles across the world to take the Islands back.

There were doubts that a war could be fought at such a great distance, but within three months Britain had prevailed.

Watch original footage from the departure of the taskforce in this British Pathé video, above.