UK revised policy in Antarctica from November 1956

February 2008

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UK revised policy in Antarctica from November 1956

In the mid-1950s the UK was assessing its position in Antarctica. Minutes of Joint Chiefs of Staff meetings show that the UK admitted it no longer had dominance in that part of the world, which was coming increasingly under the influence of the USA and the Soviet Union. The file includes assessments of Soviet strategic interests in Antarctica and the possibilities of Soviet military bases being set up there.

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