What was the Battle of the Falkland Islands (1914)?

Introduction The Battle of the Falkland Islands was a First World War naval action between the British Royal Navy and Imperial German Navy on 08 December 1914 in the South Atlantic. The British, after their defeat at the Battle of Coronel on 01 November, sent a large force to track down and destroy the German… Read More


Falkland Islands Annual Battle Day Commemoration

Sailors from HMS Forth took part in the Falkland Islands’ annual Battle Day for the first time. Ever since the Royal Navy defeated a German force off the islands in 1914, December 8 has been marked as a national holiday – and a day of commemoration remembering the 29 Commonwealth casualties and 1,871 German sailors… Read More