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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA MISC 46
Title
DIARY OF ARGENTINEAN EXPEDITION TO THE ISLAND OF SOUTH GEORGIA, 1982
Date(s)
1982
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Name of creator(s)

Antonio Jorge Felipe Petane

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in 1992 by Professor Lawrence Freedman, Department of War Studies, King's College London

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopy of manuscript diary, in Spanish, written by Antonio Jorge Felipe Petane, leader of Argentinean scrap metal expedition to South Georgia Island, south Atlantic, 11 Mar 1982-14 Apr 1982. Passages detail events leading to the outbreak of the Falklands War, 2 Apr-12 Jul 1982, including the sailing of Argentinean expedition merchant ship ARS Bahia to South Georgia, 12 Mar 1982; the early sense of optimism and patriotism experienced by members of the Argentinean expedition; the raising of the Argentinean flag in South Georgia, 2 Apr 1982; impressions of British, French, and German reactions to the Argentinean occupation of South Georgia; reactions to the dispatch of British troops to the Falkland Islands; reactions to Argentinean government support to the expedition and its occupation of South Georgia; the occupation of the Falkland Islands by the Argentinean Fleet, 2 Apr 1982; Argentinean claims to the Falkland Islands, Tierra del Fuego, and the islands of the South Atlantic; crew reaction to the fighting at the Port of Grytviken, during which three Argentinean soldiers were killed, 3 Apr 1982; the author's arrest by members of the Royal Marines from HMS ENDURANCE, 24 Apr 1982. Includes typescript English translation.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Department of Documents, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ

Language/scripts of material

Spanish and English

Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Department of Documents, Imperial War Museum

Notes

Note

Compiled Nov 1999

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • Communication process
  • Falklands War (1982)
  • Humanitarian law
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Occupied territories
  • Organizations
  • Persuasion
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Propaganda
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • War
  • War propaganda
  • Wars (events)

Personal names

  • Petane, Antonio Jorge Felipe, fl 1982, Argentinean merchant seaman

Corporate names

  • ARS Bahia, Argentinean merchant ship
  • Argentinean Army
  • Argentinean Navy
  • HMS Endurance
  • RN, Royal Navy
  • Royal Marines

Places

  • Americas
  • Caribbean
  • Falkland Islands, South America
  • Grytviken, South Georgia, Antarctica
  • Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, South America

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