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When Margaret Thatcher’s Son Got Lost in the Sahara

When Margaret Thatcher’s Son Got Lost in the Sahara

In the case of Margaret Thatcher’s missing son, covered in season 4, it really did. In his mid-twenties, Mark Thatcher launched a career as a race car driver and competed in the 1980 Le Mans. According to The Guardian, a “strained and anxious” Margaret Thatcher began crying when someone inquired about her son before a luncheon; and President Ronald Reagan even phoned her on January 14 to offer moral support. “The Algerians had a well-organized, well-structured plan,” Thatcher wrote. After conferring with her political advisors, Margaret Thatcher decided to settle the bill with personal funds.

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