The 600-mile trip back from Greenwich Island and Graham Land was; rough and uncomfortable. Polar gales churned the iceberg-haunted seas until the transport Presidente Pinto ran for shelter among the rainswept islands north of Cape Horn. But Chile's far-faring President Gabriel González Videla was in high spirits. His voyage to nail down Chilean Claims to Antarctic territories also claimed by the British had made him the most popular man in his country.

Showman Gonzalez was not alone in the international claim-staking act. The Argentines were in a dispute with the British over Antarctic lands and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)....

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