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 The Falklands War (1982) / La Guerra de Las Malvinas (1982)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The government of the Falkland Islands administers the British dependent territories of South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, and the Shag and Clerke rocks, lying from 700 to 2,000 miles (1,100 to 3,200 km) to the east and southeast of the Falklands.
The total population of the islands was estimated at 2100 (in 1991) and 2967 in July 2003.
The Battle for the Falklands / Hastings and Jenkins
www.yendor.com /vanished/falklands-war.html   (3083 words)

 Falkland Islands Battle of - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Falkland Islands, Battle of, decisive naval engagement of World War I, fought on December 8, 1914, off the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas),...
Located at the junction of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo rivers, it is an industrial centre in a...
Battle, Kathleen (1948- ), American soprano, born in Portsmouth, Ohio.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Falkland_Islands_Battle_of.html   (193 words)

 Falkland Islands - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The islands are administered as a British crown colony with the capital at Stanley.
The Falklands are rather bleak, rocky moorlands, swept by wind and drenched by chill rain.
Near the Falklands, in one of the most stirring naval engagements of World War I, the British under Sir Frederick Sturdee destroyed (Dec. 8, 1914) a German squadron under Graf von Spee.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-falklandi1.html   (505 words)

 Falklands Battle compilation
Falkland Islands Governor Rex Hunt was informed by the British Government of a possible Argentine invasion on Wednesday 31 March.
The invasion of the populated areas of the Falkland Islands was pre-empted by the invasion of South Georgia, located 1,390 kilometres east of the Falklands.
The Battle of Wireless Ridge was an engagement of the Falklands War which took place on the night of 13 June and 14 June 1982, between British and Argentinian forces during the advance towards the Argentinian occupied capital of the Falklands Port Stanley.
fs.huntingdon.edu /jLewis/syl/IRcomp/303-321Falklands82WarWiki.htm   (14963 words)

 World InfoZone - Falkland Islands Facts
Possession of the Falkland Islands was disputed between Britain and Spain.
Commercial sheep farming began in the Falkland Islands in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Following the war in the Falklands, the UK established a garrison on the Falkland Islands to defend the islands and provide any military aid to the government.
www.worldinfozone.com /facts.php?country=FalklandIslands   (290 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of the Falkland Islands, 1914
Unbeknownst to Spee however, a British squadron, including two fast, modern battle cruisers, Invincible and Inflexible, were at that same time coaling at Port Stanley, sent by First Sea Lord Admiral Fisher to reverse the British defeat at Coronel.
Ten British sailors died during the battle, while none of the British ships were badly damaged.
As a consequence of the battle, German commerce raiding on the high seas was brought to an end.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/falklandislands.htm   (477 words)

 Battle of the Falkland Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Falkland Islands was a naval engagement of the First World War, fought between units of the Royal Navy and the Kaiserliche Marine on 8 December 1914.
Although Pochhammer confirms that the three auxiliaries were present at Picton Island in the Beagle Channel in early December 1914, he avoids mentioning when they sailed: it is clear that they did not leave for the Falklands in company with the five warships on the evening of 7 December, and may have gone on earlier.
As a consequence of the battle, German commerce raiding on the high seas by regular warships of the Kaiserliche Marine was brought to an end.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Falkland_Islands   (3529 words)

 Falkland Islands Info Portal - History Articles
The Glasgow, Camarvon and Kent pursued the fleeing Dresden, Leipzig and Numberg, whilst the Invincible and Inflexible engaged the Schamhorst and Gneisenau.
Admiral Sturdee's achivement in the waters of the Falklands was loudly acclaimed across the Empire and not least in Stanley where the Governor threw a party for all those involved.
Nick Sanders was Senior Magistrate in the Falkland Islands from 2001 to 2004.
www.falklands.info /history/1914falklands.html   (2095 words)

 Bathymetric information shown on the maps and documents issued by the Falkland Islands Government is taken from the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Known shallows are recorded on the Admiralty charts for the area (refer to Admiralty chart 2505 for a small-scale map of the area and an index of larger scale charts).
Six wrecks lying within Falkland waters result from the World War I Battle of the Falkland Islands on 8th December 1914.
All exploration activity must be advised to the Falkland Islands Government at least 30 days in advance, and could be subjected to temporary restrictions due to military or fishing activities.
www.bgs.ac.uk /falklands-oil/environ/Mar_haz.htm   (441 words)

 Falkland Islands Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In December 1914, the British Naval squadron from Stanley, under command of Admiral Sturdee, defeated the German fleet at the Battle of the Falkland Islands and thus regained control of the South Atlantic.
The South Sandwich Islands were discovered by Captain Cook on the same voyage in 1775; they were similarly annexed in 1908 and have been under continuous British administration since that date.
The Falkland Islands are a United Kingdom Overseas Territory, open to any British Citizen and are an associated territory of the European Union.
www.falklands.gov.fk /1.htm   (444 words)

 Battle of the Falkland Islands
The Battle of the Falkland Islands was not of great tactical significance, being essentially a stern chase.
Spee wanted to raid the Falkland Islands but his captains were opposed to the idea, however in the end Spee decided to go ahead anyway, another decision he was to regret.
It is doubtful if her presence at Coronel would have saved the British from defeat but at the Falklands she fired the first shots of the battle and saved the British from a dire situation.
www.worldwar1.co.uk /falkland.html   (2100 words)

 Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau - Falkland Islands
The 8th December 1914 is a very significant date, not only in the history of the Falkland Islands but also in the conduct of the Great War 1914-1918.
The German East Asiatic Squadron commanded by Vice-Admiral Graf Von Spee was based at Tsingtao at the outbreak of the war and was isolated and vulnerable in an area dominated by Allied fleets.
Admiral Sturdee's achievement in the waters of the Falklands was loudly acclaimed across the Empire and not least in Stanley where the Governor threw a party for all those involved.
www.falklands.gov.fk /pb/fi/battle-90th.htm   (933 words)

 MercoPress - Falklands-Malvinas & South Atlantic News
THE 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands has been commemorated with a public holiday and Acts of Remembrance.
“Certainly, the Falkland Islands Government is ready to participate, as it has done in the past, in these research cruises because they are in the interests of conservation.
The Royal Falkland Islands Police are in daily contact with Mr McClelland’s immediate family in Liverpool.
www.falkland-malvinas.com /Detalle.asp?NUM=6894   (1955 words)

 American Philatelic Society's Chapter Activities Committee Internet Home Page- Stamp Articles for Reprint... tmf
The stamps were issued by the Falkland Islands on June 14, 1983.
One of the modern air defense ships was the Type 42 destroyer Glasgow, whose namesake had been involved in the 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands.
Thus the Falklands had been interwoven with sea battles over much of the twentieth century, although previously not as an object of the conflict.
www.stamps.org /CAC/artf009.htm   (548 words)

 Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands is a group of islands (two main islands and nearly 300 smaller ones) in the South Atlantic.
The uninhabited islands were first sighted by Captain John Davis in 1592 and the first recorded landed was made by Captain John Strong in 1690.
The Falkland Islands remained under the control of the British Navy for the rest of the war.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWfalklands.htm   (243 words)

 SparkNotes: World War I (1914–1919): The War at Sea
In the Battle of Coronel that ensued, Cradock’s squadron was obliterated, and two ships were lost.
The Battle of Coronel, the Battle of the Falkland Islands, and other early sea battles quickly made it clear how naval warfare could be used to project power over long distances.
As it turned out, great sea battles between large surface fleets were rare in the war; instead, the submarine came to own the seas, and Germany became the undisputed master at employing this new technology.
www.sparknotes.com /history/european/ww1/section4.rhtml   (1519 words)

 Falkland Islands Genealogy Project
The Falkland Islands are a British dependent territory.
The Falkland Islands are also claimed by Argentina, please also visit the Argentina website.
The purpose of this list is for the exchange of Genealogy and Historical information related to the Falkland Islands.
britishislesgenweb.org /~falklandislands   (1189 words)

 Falkland Islands (British Empire & Commonwealth Land Forces)
Camp flag of the Falkland Islands Defence Force, captured by Argentina in 1982.
Falklands War 1982 over British-Argentine claim resulted in establishment of large British garrison.
Falklands Dependencies: as of 2004 British Overseas Territories administered from the Falkland Islands are:
www.regiments.org /nations/atlantic/falkland.htm   (191 words)

 Battle of the Falkland Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
His progress was slow because of poor weather and a shortage of coal, but early in December he decided to attack Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands.
This British communications centre and coaling station was, he thought, undefended, and he would take the opportunity to destroy the wireless station there.
The whole force was placed under the command of Admiral Sturdee and concentrated in the Falklands, where it arrived on 7 December.
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/timeline/falklands.htm   (337 words)

 South African Military History Society - Journal- Battle of the Falkland Islands
After serving as a Midshipman in HMS Invincible at the Battle of the Falkland Islands in December 1914, he was appointed to the Royal Naval Air Service for duties with lighter-than-air craft.
He flew as observer aboard the SAAF JU 86 from RNAS Wingfield that sighted the German liner Watussi before she was scuttled off Cape Agulhas on 2 December 1939.
Of course we were extremely thankful they had decided to visit the Falklands for we should have left 10 hours later and would have missed them.
rapidttp.com /milhist/vol042am.html   (2360 words)

In 2003 we arranged for a selection of modern covers to be posted to us from a variety of places on the Falkland Islands.
Note: this postmark was issued to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict and the Memorial Chapel for the event in Reading.
Note: this postmark was issued to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Battle For The Falkland Islands in 1982.
www.newzeal.com /theme/antarctic/falk2/falklandsPH3.htm   (778 words)

 Falkland Islands Info Portal - Chronology
Argentina acquires administration of a meterological station in the South Orkney Islands, and claims it as evidence of a transfer of sovereignty throughout all the Falkland Islands Dependencies
Falkland Islands Association opens a London office to lobby for the rights of Islanders to choose their own future;
Falkland Islands' Dependencies come to an end with the establishment of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands as a separate British dependent territory;
www.falklands.info /history/timeline.html   (7469 words)

 Battle of Falkland Islands - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Battle of the Falkland Islands took place on December 8, 1914 during World War I. Britain defeated Germany in this naval battle which took place off the coast of Argentina.
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Everest: Beyond the Limit on the Discovery Channel
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 Falkland's War Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The following images of the Memorial for the Battle of the Falklands are contributed (and copyright held by) Paul Hyder (jandilly@one.net.au).
In 1986 I was stationed in the Falkland Islands with the RAF and came across the War Memorials for the Falklands War and also one from WWI.
If my memory serves me right I think that adjacent sides of the WWI Memorial are dedicated to WWI and WWII and possibly listed names of those who fell in both wars.
www.gwpda.org /naval/j08falkm.htm   (100 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - The War at Sea
First World War.com - Battles - The War at Sea
This section contains details of the major actions fought at sea during the First World War and includes possibly the greatest naval action of them all, at Jutland in 1916 - an inconclusive battle that continues to generate debate today (Germany won the tactical victory but the British claimed the more-important strategical success).
Also included are details of critical encounters at the Falkland Islands and at Dogger Bank.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/sea.htm   (100 words)

 DBE in Louisiana - British Calendar - December
Email Us Battle Day on the Falkland Islands commemorates not the 1982 Falklands War, but the battle on the high seas on December 8, 1914.
The First World War had recently been declared.
The defeat at Coronel was well and truly avenged with the destruction of almost an entire German squadron at the Battle of the Falklands, on December 8th.
www.dbeinla.org /battleday.html   (156 words)

 December 8th Theme Unit - Falkland Islands Battle Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
December 8th Theme Unit - Falkland Islands Battle Day
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