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Photographic Print : Canberra leaves Southampton for the Falkland Islands. Pictured

Canberra leaves Southampton for the Falkland Islands. Pictured


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Canberra leaves Southampton for the Falkland Islands. Pictured

Canberra leaves Southampton for the Falkland Islands. Pictured, being seen off by bands and well wishers. 9th April 1982

Geoff Wilkinson
Sunday Mirror
DM 82 1893

Media ID 21850293

© Mirrorpix

3 Commando Brigade Argentine British Armed Forces Falklands Falklands Conflict Falklands Crisis Falklands War Invade Invasion Leaving Ocean Liner Southampton Ss Canberra 1982

15"x10" (37.5x25cm) Poster

Step back in time with this evocative photograph from Memory Lane Prints. Witness the poignant moment as HMS Canberra sets sail from Southampton Harbour on its way to the Falkland Islands, surrounded by bands playing and well wishers bidding farewell. Captured by renowned photographer Geoff Wilkinson, this Media Storehouse print brings history to life, making it a cherished addition to any home or office. Order yours today and relive the spirit of that unforgettable day in April 1982.

High-quality poster prints are available in a range of sizes and are printed on 270 gsm semi-glossy silk finish poster paper. An affordable option for decorating any space, they are perfect for fixing straight onto walls. To ensure your poster arrives in good condition, we roll and send them in strong mailing tubes.

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Estimated Product Size is 37.5cm x 25cm (14.8" x 9.8")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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In this print captured by Geoff Wilkinson, we witness a significant moment in history as the SS Canberra departs from Southampton for the Falkland Islands on April 9th, 1982. The image showcases an emotional scene with bands playing and well-wishers bidding farewell to the ocean liner, highlighting the immense support and patriotism surrounding this departure. This photograph takes us back to the intense period of conflict known as the Falklands War. As tensions rose between Argentina and Britain over territorial claims in the South Atlantic, it was clear that military action was imminent. The SS Canberra played a pivotal role in transporting troops of the British Armed Forces, specifically members of 3 Commando Brigade, who were being deployed to defend their country's interests. The sight of this majestic vessel leaving Southampton harbor symbolizes both bravery and determination as these soldiers embarked on a perilous journey thousands of miles away from home. It serves as a poignant reminder of how war can disrupt lives and communities while also showcasing unwavering loyalty towards one's nation. Geoff Wilkinson's photograph not only captures a historical moment but also encapsulates human emotions during times of conflict. This image stands as a testament to those who sacrificed their safety for duty and reminds us all of the profound impact that war has on individuals and nations alike.

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