History of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
The history of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is relatively recent. When European explorers found the islands, they were uninhabited, and their hostile climate, mountainous terrain, and ...
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Sovereignty of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
The sovereignty of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is disputed between the United Kingdom and Argentina. The United Kingdom claimed South Georgia in 1775, annexed the islands in 1908, an...
Events leading to the Falklands War
There were many events leading to the 1982 Falklands War (Guerra de Malvinas in Spanish) between the United Kingdom and Argentina over possession of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia (Georgia del...
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Operation Paraquet
Operation Paraquet was the code name for the British military operation to recapture the island of South Georgia from Argentine military control in April 1982 at the start of the Falklands War. The of...
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Operation Keyhole
Operation Keyhole was a British special operation on Thule Island in the South Sandwich Islands during Operation Corporate in the 1982 Falklands War. The operation took place from 19–20 June 1982. Ten...
Falkland Islands Dependencies
Falkland Islands Dependencies was the constitutional arrangement for administering the British territories in Sub-Antarctica and Antarctica from 1843 until 1985.
The arrangements were first enacte...
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–17), also known as the Endurance Expedition, is considered the last major expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Conceived by Sir Ernest ...
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Stanley Peak, South Georgia
Stanley Peak (54°11′S 36°55′W / 54.183°S 36.917°W / -54.183; -36.917 36°55′W / 54.183°S 36.917°W / -54.183; -36.917) is a central summit in the Wilckens...
Alan Huckle
Alan Edden Huckle (born 15 June 1948) is a British colonial administrator. He was the commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) and the British Antarctic Territory from 23 April 2001 u...
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Reginald W. James
Reginald William James, FRS (9 January 1891 – 7 July 1964) was a student, researcher, and teacher of physics in England and South Africa. He is best known for his service in the Imperial Trans-...
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HMS Antrim (D18)
HMS Antrim was a County-class destroyer of the Royal Navy launched on 19 October 1967. Following Royal Navy service, including the Falklands War, she was sold to the Chilean Navy in 1984 and scrapped ...
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Corbeta Uruguay base
Corbeta Uruguay base was an Argentine military outpost established in November 1976 on Thule Island, Southern Thule, in the South Sandwich Islands. The base was established by order of the military di...
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Anthony de la Roché
Anthony de la Roché, born sometime in the 17th century, (spelled also Antoine de la Roché, Antonio de la Roché or Antonio de la Roca in some sources) was an English merchant born in London to a French...
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Operation Journeyman
Operation Journeyman was a Royal Navy operation in which a naval taskforce was sent to the Falkland Islands in November 1977 to prevent an Argentine invasion. The operation was ordered by James Calla...
Ross Sea party
The Ross Sea party was a component of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914–17. Its task was to lay a series of supply depots across the Great Ice Barrier from the Ross Sea...
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Amphibious Commandos Group
The Amphibious Commandos Group (Spanish: Agrupación de Comandos Anfibios, APCA) is a special operations force of the Argentine Marine Corps.
Trained to perform quick and objective amphibious r...
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Rex Hunt (governor)
Sir Rex Masterman Hunt, CMG (29 June 1926 – 11 November 2012) was a Royal Air Force pilot, British diplomat and colonial administrator. He was Governor, Commander-in-Chief and Vice Adm...
Cave Cove
Cave Cove is a small cove on King Haakon Bay, South Georgia, best known for its connection to Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. It was where the James Caird landed on 10 May 191...
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ARA Bahía Buen Suceso
ARA Bahía Buen Suceso (B6) was a 5,000-ton fleet transport that served in the Argentine Navy from 1950 to 1982. She took part of the Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas) as a logistics ...
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Reindeer in South Georgia
Reindeer in South Georgia are an example of an animal which has been introduced outside its native range. The reindeer, a species of deer adapted to arctic and subarctic climates, was introduced to t...
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Ross Sea Party
The Ross Sea party was a component of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914–17. Its task was to lay a series of supply depots across the Great Ice Barrier from the Ross Sea...
Ross Sea Party - Wikipedia
Cumberland East Bay
Cumberland East Bay is a bay forming the eastern arm of Cumberland Bay, South Georgia. It is entered between Sappho Point and Barff Point, where it is nearly 3 miles (4.8 km) wide, and extends 8 ...
Ole Aanderud Larsen
Ole Aanderud Larsen (December 18, 1884 – October 6, 1964) was a ship designer and businessman from Norway.He was born in Tønsberg, and died in Sandefjord, in the county of Vestfold.Larsen is bes...
Fortuna Glacier
Fortuna Glacier is a tidewater glacier at the mouth of Cumberland Bay on the island of South Georgia. It flows in a northeast direction to its terminus just west of Cape Best, with an eastern distribu...
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Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
The Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is the representative of the British monarch in the United Kingdom's overseas territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Isla...
1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands
On 2 April 1982, Argentine forces launched the invasion of the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), beginning the Falklands War.The Argentines mounted amphibious landings, with the invasion...
1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands - Wikipedia