Men and ships from Newfoundland made important contributions to helping Great Britain consolidate its sovereignty claims in the Antarctic during and immediately after WW2. In this book author Anthony Dickinson describes the sovereignty adventures of the vessels Eagle and Trepassey and their Newfoundland skippers. Robert Carl Sheppard, a veteran of WW1 and one of the famous First Five Hundred of the Newfoundland Regiment, captained the Eagle on her voyage to the Antarctic in 1944 and returned on the Trepassey in 1945-46. The Trepassey’s second Antarctic’s voyage of 1946-47 was the last command for Captain Eugene Moores Burden, who served in the British merchant marine and Royal Navy during WW1 and then with the Royal Canadian Navy during WW2.
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