The Falklands: The Queen Is Hailed

The Queen Elizabeth 2, flagship of the Cunard Line and the last of the great passenger liners of the North Atlantic, was less than a day from Southampton last week on a trip out of Philadelphia when its owners received an urgent message from the British government: the 67,500-ton liner was being requisitioned immediately for military service. Its likely mission: to carry to the South Atlantic some 3,000 to 4,000 men of the Fifth Infantry Brigade and support units, a force that would probably become the nucleus of a permanent garrison in the Falklands...

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