The Great Game in Antarctica: Britain and the 1959 Antarctic Treaty

  title={The Great Game in Antarctica: Britain and the 1959 Antarctic Treaty},
  author={Klaus Dodds},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={43 - 66}
  • K. Dodds
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary British History
This article is concerned with Britain's political and territorial interests in the Antarctic in the first half of the twentieth century, culminating in the signing of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty. Using in part the diaries of a Foreign Office advisor, Dr Brian Roberts, attention is given as to how successive British governments and their officials sustained a presence in the remote polar continent. Rival claimants in the form of Argentina and Chile made the task all the more difficult. Mapping… Expand
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