South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Island Week)

Welcome to the loose collection of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean known as South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Currently an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, the glacier covered main island of South Georgia was invaded by Argentinean forces on 19 March 1982 – triggering the start of the Falklands War. South Georgia is also the final resting place of British explorer Ernest Shackleton, who is buried somewhere just south of the settlement of Grytviken, which is looking a little run-down since whaling ended here in 1966 – you can still see the rusting remains…

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