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Montevideo, June 25th 2019 - 17:55 UTC

Tag: Graff Spee

  • Saturday, April 13th 2019 - 08:12 UTC

    Searching for Admiral Graf von Spee’s great cruiser fleet sunk at the Falklands Battle

    Falkland Islander and marine archaeologist Mensun Bound on board the Seabed Constructor (Pic. by JulianTrincali and Pierre le Gal )

    In 2014-2015, to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Falklands, Mensun Bound, a Falkland Islander himself, led an expedition to try to find Admiral Graff von Spee’s lost cruiser squadron in 1914, the whereabouts of which has become one the great mysteries of the maritime world. Now he is resuming the hunt. Mercopress began by asking how it all began.

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:29 UTC

    Memorial unveiling to commemorate the Battle of the River Plate

    Britain's National Memorial Arboretum

    With consular representation from New Zealand and Uruguay, survivors of the first major naval battle of the Second World War will gather at Britain's National Memorial Arboretum to unveil a memorial commemorating the event. The Battle of the River Plate took place 75 years ago and less than a dozen veterans are still alive from this, the only episode of the war to take place in South America.