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HMS Argyll sailors recreate Shackleton’s trek across South Georgia Island

Wednesday, July 17th 2013 - 19:47 UTC
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Sailors from HMS Argyll followed in the footsteps of Britain’s greatest polar explorer when they recreated Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary trek across the snow and ice of South Georgia Island. Read full article


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  • Britworker

    “and Britain’s South Atlantic territories, Falkland Islands and South Georgia among others”.

    Just feel like rubbing it in !

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Jammy sods, not many people can say they have done that!

    Well done lads, lasses? safe voyage home.

    Jul 18th, 2013 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • raul2

    The South Georgia Island South Sandwich are Argentinas.

    I recommend the following links:

    South Georgia irrefutable evidence:

    Also read the following link on the foundations of sovereignty of the islands (San Pedro) South Georgia and South Sandwich.

    Jul 18th, 2013 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'The last Galician Falklands - Antonio Cordeiro became famous for voting against the Argentine were ilsas - It is the last Galician in Las Malvinas. Been there for 25 years taking care of the interests of the Cooperative of Shipowners. Antonio Cordeiro is Galician O Hío said islands not to return to the hands of the Argentines. Retired from a year ago, still not sure whether to return or stay there...'

    'This happened in our region: The English christen the capital Port Stanley in the Falklands -
    This day, the first governor of the Falklands designated by the United Kingdom, Lt. Richard Clement Moody, baptizes the capital of the archipelago as Port Stanley.
    After the 1833 military occupation of the islands lived a period of scarcity of military and authorities. Until, in 1841, appointed Moody London and began the fitting of the town, to give the appearance of a stable settlement geopolitical projection towards the Southern Cone.
    In 1839, a British merchant named GT Whittington had founded the Falkland Islands Commercial Fishery and Agricultural Association and began to put pressure on the British government to obtain operating permits on the islands. He presented a petition signed by hundreds of London merchants, which demanded that publicly discuss the economic future of the archipelago. The following year, he wrote to the colonial secretary, Lord Russell, proposing to his company as a pioneer of a possible colony...

    Jul 18th, 2013 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I recommend you take your propaganda and shove it!

    Jul 19th, 2013 - 05:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    If your going to come on an english language webiste I suggest you translate any claim you want.

    Britan discovered the islands in 1775 has ruled them since 1908 so you lose.

    Jul 19th, 2013 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Why does your link show British issued stamps then?

    Why aren't the stamps in Spanish from your transplanted population?

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rupertbrooks0

    @3 raul2I

    n 1908, after the issue of the Letters Patent formally constituting the Falkland Islands Dependencies, the Argentine Foreign Minister asked to be informed of the terms of the British “declaration”. Accordingly, the British Minister in Buenos Aires in a note of February 20, 1909, transmitted to the Argentine Foreign Minister a copy of the Falkland Islands Gazette containing the text of the Letters Patent. The Argentine Foreign Minister replied in a note of March 18, 1909:-

    ”1 have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your Note dated the 20th of February last with which you were good enough to forward a publication called Falkland Islands Gazette containing a Decree by which the 'South Orkneys' are declared a dependency of the Falkland Islands’. While thanking you for this attention, 1 am happy to renew to you the assurances of my high consideration

    The existence of British claims to the island of South Georgia was well known in Argentina before the issue of the Letters Patent of 1908. In 1906 an Argentine company, the Compania Argentinas de Pesca, took out a Bntish lease of land in South Georgia for 21 years. Indeed, it was the Director of. armaments of the Argentine Ministry of Marine who in his capacity as technical adviser to the company, visited the British Legation in Buenos Aires to apply for the lease.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Raul, do you have any sources other than from Argentina.
    Of course you are going to manufacture some fairy tales to try and prove your case How about some independent NON-Argentine sources.

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @3 Raul2,
    ln your dreams, bozo.
    Not your land,
    OURS & you are not welcome there.
    Do you know how to speak without lying, Raul?
    ls it possible?

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • raul2

    10 lsolde

    I'm not lying.It is the strict truth!
    Disabuse sorry but racism, colonialism and imperialism of the 21st century English is something real and tangible.
    If you do not believe me check it out for yourself:

    I recommend the following links:


    Jul 23rd, 2013 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    All you have given us are links to Argentinian propaganda sites.
    Of course they will claim that the islands belong to Argentina. That does not constitute proof

    Jul 23rd, 2013 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @11 Raul2,
    Unfortunately Raul, your links are all lies as Clyde15 states.
    Maybe not your fault because if your government has told you they are the truth, from your childhood, you obviously believe it.
    But ask yourself, honestly, if these links ARE true & Argentina DID own South Georgia & Argentina has the proof of ownership, WHY has your country not taken this case to the lnternational Court of Justice?
    lts findings are respected by the UK.
    If the court found in favour of Argentina then Britain would hand these lslands over to Argentina.
    What have you got to lose? Have you ever thought about that?
    The reason that your government won't take this case to court is because they know that Argentina DOES NOT own these lslands & the UK has proof that they are ours.
    So why do you believe the lies that your government tells you?
    You should think deeply on this.

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 08:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rupertbrooks0

    South Georgia was discovered on 17th January 1775 by the English navigator Captain James Cook, R.N. On January 17 He landed at three places on the islad, took and took formal possession of it in the name of King George III and called it South Georgia in honour of the King. Captain Cook also discovered the South Sandwich Islands a few weeks later. Sailing eastwards from South Georgia, be sighted first a small group of islands which he called the Clerke Rocks after the name of his lieutenant, and then, on January 31, a larger group which he called the Sandwich Land after the First Lord of the British Admiralty.

    The South Shetland Islands were discovered by the English sea captain William Smith on February 18, 1819. revisiting the islands in October of the same year, he landed, planted the British flag and formally took possession of the group in the name of King George III, calling it New South Britain-(this was after- wards changed to South Shetlands, named after the Shetlands Islands, north of Scotland). A few months later, Edwards Brans- field, R.N., accoinpanicd by William Smith, proceeded again to the islands and made a survey of the whole group. On January 16, 1820, he landed on the largest islaiid (King George Island) in the centre of the group and took possession formally in the name of King George 11'. After a voyage south-westwards between the South Shetlands and Graham Land, , he retumed to the South Shetland Islands. On February 4 he landed on the most easterly island of the group, taking possession formally in the King's name and calling the island Clarence Island in honour of the Duke of Clarence,

    The South Orkney Islands (named after another Scottish group) were discovered by the British sealing captain, George Powell, on December 6, 1821. On the following day he landed on the largest of th

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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