Pink Ice is an exciting and engaging account of Britain and its imperial possessions in Antarctica and the South Atlantic. It demonstrates how British officials and government agencies sought to maintain co-ordinate and even fight for a South Atlantic empire. At the heart of this imperial apparatus were mapping agencies, academic institutions and long-serving officials connected to the Colonial Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Successive British governments have been determined to maintain their territorial possessions in the South Atlantic and these thinly populated spaces, composed mostly of ice, rock, and water, have been ideal for maintaining an imperial imagination.
Britain and the South Atlantic Empire