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Not to be confused with the 1982 Liberation Monument. Commemorates the battle between the British and the German fleets in 1914. The most southerly memorial to the Great War. The date of the battle, 8 December, is a public holiday in the islands.
This memorial is further from downtown than the Liberation Memorial, probably about 1/2 km walk. It has some artistically done plaques and ironwork on a tall obelisk. It is in memory of those who defended the islands a century ago.
Just want to say how much we enjoyed the 74 Day tour with Tim Miller. He is a very knowledgeable host and is very enthusiastic about what he is talking about. We would highly recommend any tour with Tim Miller.
Just past the Government House, is an obelisk commemorating a WWI naval engagement. On December 8, 1914, nine British ships, refueling in Stanley, quickly responded to the sighting of five German cruisers that had surprised them earlier in southern Chile. The British sank four of...More
This monument, just past Government House, commemorates a WWI naval engagement. On December 8, 1914, nine British ships, refueling in Stanley, responded to the sighting of five German cruisers that had surprised them earlier in Southern Chile. The British sank four of the cruisers in...More