Five Royal Marines marched 120 kilometres in four days as they sought to emulate the deeds of their forebears in the Falklands 32 years ago. The team from ice patrol ship HMS Protector yomped in full kit from San Carlos to the islands’ capital Stanley, following the exact route of 45 Commando in 1982.
Major General Jeremy Moore, Royal Marines, Commander of the British Forces in the Falklands, meets jubilant Falkland Islanders in Port Stanley after the signing of the Argentine surrender, 15th June 1982.
A November Witch is, as the name suggests, not
something to trifle with. The colorful name refers to the particularly nasty
storms that pummel the Great Lakes around this time of year. They can be
merciless systems; one such storm sank the Edmund
Fitzgerald freighter 40 years ago.
Dave Sandford captures that power
perfectly in his series Liquid Mountains,
which he shot during four weeks on the shores of Port Stanley, Ontario.
Although he respects the power of these storms, Sandford isn’t afraid of
them. The worse things get, the more compelled he is to be outside.
Read more about how Sandford captured these vicious waves and check out more photos.
LON (London): HELLO THERE WHAT ARE ALL THESE RUMOURS WE HEAR THIS IS LON FK (Falklands): WE HAVE LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS LON: WHAT ABOUT INVASION RUMOURS FK: THOSE ARE THE FRIENDS I WAS MEANING LON: THEY HAVE LANDED FK: ABSOLUTELY LON: ARE YOU OPEN FOR TRAFFIC IE NORMAL TELEX SERVICE FK: NO ORDERS ON THAT YET ONE MUST OBEY ORDERS LON: WHOSE ORDERS FK: THE NEW GOVERNORS LON: ARGENTINA FK: YES LON: ARE THE ARGENTINIANS IN CONTROL FK: YES YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH THOUSANDS OF TROOPS PLUS ENORMOUS NAVY SUPPORT WHEN YOU ARE ONLY 1600 STRONG. STAND BY.
A pile of discarded Argentine weapons in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, photographed on June 16, 1982. Argentina and Britain agreed to a ceasefire which ended the Falklands War 29 years ago today. Nearly one thousand men died in a little over two months of fighting.