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Influential Photographs: Margaret Thatcher in a Tank, 1986 by Jockel Fink

Leaders of nations are expected to wear only the finest suits and dresses when it comes to looking formal and respectable to their constituents. But former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher donned a different uniform for this iconic photograph.

Margaret Thatcher was dubbed the “Iron Lady” for her bold political moves and policies during her three consecutive terms as Prime Minister. Thatcher entered the British Parliament and soon was at the helm of public government.

Margaret Thatcher by Jockel Fink Image via Retronaut

Thatcher was not only the first lady Prime Minister of Britain but was also a moving force in European politics. Indeed, the Prime Minister had nerves of steel for politics and government. Thatcher was also the only Prime Minister to have served three consecutive terms. Her strong persona and her high standards prove to be traits of a female role model time and time again.

And this photograph by AP photographer Jockel Fink all the more cemented Thatcher’s place as the “Iron Lady.” Clad in an elegant outfit whilst riding an armoured tank, Thatcher really looked the part as Prime Minister. This was taken during a visit to British forces in Fallingbostel, south of Hamburg Germany.

Information used in this article were sourced from Time Magazine.

Our intention with the Influential Photographs columns is not to glorify or demean the subject of the photo. Our intention with this column is to highlight the most influential analogue photographs of history. The photographs we feature are considered icons, for their composition, subject matter, or avant-garde artistic value.

written by cheeo

1 comment

  1. robinansell

    robinansell

    "Our intention with the Influential Photographs columns is not to glorify or demean the subject of the photo. Our intention with this column is to highlight the most influential analogue photographs of history. The photographs we feature are considered icons, for their composition, subject matter, or avant-garde artistic value." After you wrote this I do suggest that you follow your own guidelines in sourcing information.

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