Falkland Islands Dependencies, 1948
Scope and Contents
A series of Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey photographs. This set of prints relates to the rescue of the party of scientists of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey who were trapped at their base at Hope Bay after the station was gutted by fire in November 1948. Each has the following typewritten caption on the reverse:
'Britain's Antarctic Outposts.
(See Feature Set Intro. No.240).
The story of John Biscoe's voyage to the Antarctic and of the eleven British scientists marooned on Stonington Island for two years has thrown a spotlight on to Britain's Antarctic possessions.
Britain staked a claim in the ice and snow of the Antarctic in 1908. The territories included Grahamland, the mainland mass, and the islands around - the South Shetlands, South Orkneys, and South Georgia. Scientific stations were set up by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, and Britain has led in scientific research in these areas'.
- Creation: 1948
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DateText: Dated '1948' in the original typescript catalogue..
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