As a massive publicity campaign gathered momentum in Argentina for the launch (on Thursday September 21st) of a secretly shot film about the Falkland Islands, it is now receiving more media coverage in the United Kingdom.
The remarkable revival of interest in the Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, nearly eighty years after his death, shows no sign of slackening off. Indeed, it is gathering momentum.
In an interview with La Nación in London, outgoing British Ambassador in Argentina William Mardsen said he didn't anticipate changes in the near future concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. He added that Islanders want to remain British and that much progress can still be achieved between Britain and Argentina in the South Atlantic fisheries, oil and cooperation to eliminate mine fields in the Islands.
A British military expedition to retrace the footsteps of explorer Ernest Shackleton set sail from Gosport, Hampshire this week on an epic voyage to the Southern Atlantic.
The Army-led joint services team on the 50 foot, steel-hulled yacht Ice Maiden is expected to touch Uruguay and the Falkland Islands, before the final push to South Georgia.
Argentina has been plunged into a new wave of despair and self-loathing by its latest corruption scandal, according to a British newspaper report.
The controversy over an offensive Argentine film secretly shot in the Falkland Islands which has angered the Islanders has been given widescale publicity in British newspapers.