Postcard from Port Stanley

Military funeral procession in Port Stanley, 1914

Military funeral procession in Port Stanley, 1914; source

“My good friend the Governor said I could settle down at Port Stanley and take things quietly for a few weeks. The street of this port is about a mile and a half long. It has the slaughter-house at one end and the graveyard at the other. The chief distraction is to walk from the slaughter-house to the graveyard. For a change one may walk from the graveyard to the slaughter-house…. I could not content myself to wait… knowing that six hundred miles away my comrades were in dire need.”

— Ernest Shackleton, South

[image: Falkland Islands: Postcards: 1915 AA series by T. & N. Binnie of Port Stanley depicting the Battle of the Falkland Islands naval funeral, from Grosvenor Auctions]

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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