The Belgrano Tapes: key audio extracts (with transcripts) recorded at the Belgrano Inquiry, London 1986:
- Tam Dalyell: ‘Sabotage’.
- Tam Dalyell: ‘Lured to the Punch’
- Clive Ponting: ‘The Crown Jewels’
- Clive Ponting: ‘The Decision to Fire’
- Diana Gould: Grief Has No Nationality
- Ian Mikado MP ‘Foiled Attempts to find the Truth’
- Ken Coates: Use of Nuclear Weapons
8. Michael Harper – The Peace Initiative 10 minutes
9. Malcolm Harper – Machismo & Bullets vs Diplomacy 10 minutes
10. John Madeley The Diego Garcia analogy 10 minutes
11. Dr Makin The Peruvian Peace-plan 10 minutes.
12. Paul Rogers: Strategic value of the Falklands 5 minutes.
13. Paul Rogers: The US Connection and War-support 5 minutes
14. Brigadier Harbottle, Centre for International Peace Building; on UN Conditions for Peace and Security.
These ten-minute audio files are excerpted from six historic tapes, copies of which may be purchased from us. Here are details of how they were made, over the two-day Inquiry. A lot of these texts were reproduced in The Unnecessary War which derives from this Inquiry.
- Disc 1a: Brigadier Michael Harbottle, UN and peacekeeping (28-38 minutes, Audio 10).
- Disc 1b: Michael Harper, The Peace Initiative (6-17 minutes, Audio 9).
- Disc 1b: Tam Dalyell MP, Interception of Orders from Argentina, and Responsibility for sinking the Belgrano (15-25 minutes, Audio 1).
- Disc 2a: Brigadier Harbottle on Role of UN and Peacekeeping Missions (3-11 minutes).
- Disc 2b: Ian Mikado MP, Foiled attempts to find out the Truth (5-15 minutes, audio 6).
- Disc 2b: John Madeley – Analogy with (non-) rights of indigenous inhabitants of Diego Garcia ( 20-30 minutes, Audio 11).
- Disc 2b: Michael Harper Machismo & Bullets vs Diplomacy (31- 40 minutes, Audio 8).
- Disc 3a: Clive Ponting ‘Crown Jewels’ Document, Government Secrecy and Navy Cuts (17.30 – 27.30 minutes Audio 4)
- Disc 3a: Clive Ponting – The Decision to Fire: ‘political control of the military’ and HMS Conqueror’s response (35-45 minutes, audio 5).
- Disc 3b: Tam Dalyell MP ‘Lured to the Punch’ – Brewing Up War and Pym’s Dilemma (0.30 – 6 minutes, Audio 2).
- Disc 4a: Ken Coates Treaty prohibition of nuclear weapons, Vs use of nuclear subs (10 – 20 minutes, Audio 7).
- Disc 5a: Dr G.A. Makin, The Peruvian peace initiative (9 – 19 minutes, Audio 12).
- Disc disc 6a: Diana Gould – (Belgrano Action Group member, who challenged Thatcher) Human costs of the War (2.20 — 10.30 minutes, Audio 3). Wade Tidbury (RN soldier and Falklands veteran) Human costs of the War. (10.30 – 21.40 minutes).
- Disc 6b: Professor Paul Rogers (School of Peace Studies) Exocet missiles. (28.50 – 31.30). Falklands: Antarctica, Oil and Fish (12.30 – 18.15 minutes, Audio 13). Q from Malcolm Dando on Haig Mission (20.00 – 23.40 minutes).