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

By: Taylor Andrew

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Book Condition: 351pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper.


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.

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

Author Name: Taylor Andrew

Categories: Polar,

Edition: 2017 First Edition

Publisher: The Erskine Press: 2017

ISBN Number: 1852971177

ISBN Number 13: 9781852971175

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: 351pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper.

Seller ID: 70281

Keywords: 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