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Author Name    Taylor Andrew

Title   Two Years Below The Horn. A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin

Binding   hardcover

Book Condition   351pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper.

Edition   2017 First Edition

Publisher    The Erskine Press 2017

ISBN Number    1852971177 / 9781852971175

Seller ID   65477

Early in 1944, nine men landed on a tiny, barren island off the west coast of the Graham Land Peninsula in Antarctica. Armed with only a small assortment of rifles and pistols and with an obselete 12 pounder mounted on the bows of their decrepit supply vessel, officially, their purpose was to prevent German U-boats and surface raiders from using Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic harbours for refuelling and resupply. Unofficially, they were tasked with reasserting British territorial rights in the face of increasingly confident incursions by neutral argentina. This two year expedition, code-named Operation Tabarin, was the precursor to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, FIDS. It marked the beginning of Britain's permanent presence on the Antarctic continent and the commencement of a complex programme of scientific research and geographic exploration which continues to this day.

POLAR SOUTH - exploration mountaineering alpinism bergsteigen antarctic antarctica south pole discovery travel shackleton amundsen scott antarktis antarctique polaire falkalnd islands fids british britain world war german military history

Price = 35.00 GBP



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