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 ...
History of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Wikipedia
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...
Events leading to the Falklands War - Wikipedia
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 ...
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition - Wikipedia
Carl Anton Larsen
Carl Anton Larsen (August 7, 1860 – December 8, 1924) was a Norwegian-British Antarctic Explorer, who made important contributions to the exploration of Antarctica, the most significant being 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...
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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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RRS Discovery II
RRS Discovery II was a British Royal Research Ship which, during her operational lifetime of about 30 years, carried out considerable hydrographical and marine biological survey work in Antarctic wate...
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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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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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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...
Second voyage of James Cook
The second voyage of James Cook 1772–1775, commissioned by the British government with advice from the Royal Society, was designed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to finally deter...
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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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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...
Petter Sørlle
Petter Sørlle (1884–1922) was a Norwegian whaling captain who invented slipways for whaling ships which he patented in 1922. He was the first manager of the United Whalers whaling shore station at Str...
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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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British logistics in the Falklands War
The British military campaign to re-take the Falkland Islands during 1982 depended on complex logistical arrangements. According to Admiral Sandy Woodward, who commanded the British Royal Navy aircraf...
British logistics in the Falklands War - Wikipedia
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