The Icebreaker ARA “Almirante Irizar”
(“Admiral Irizar”) it’s intimately related with the actions of our country in
our Antarctic territory.
Since 1978 is a familiar presence in ice-covered waters, carrying out campaigns
that are a huge logistical and scientific effort as nautical, meteorological
and glaciological conditions severe enough not to provide room for error.
In contrast, little is known about their outstanding participation in the South
Atlantic conflict in March 1982 when Argentina, our country fight with the
British Empire to recover the Malvinas Islands.
There are also a lot of
highlights made by the various units involved in operations in the South
Atlantic, almost unknown. For a better understanding of those historic days, are
grouped in the "Analysis and Reflections" some timely published in the bulletin
of the “Centro Naval” of Buenos Aires.