HISTORICAL LANDINGS ANTARCTICA
Every time humans set foot for the first time at the place where a long and very often dangerous journey brought them to – either voluntarily or unvoluntarily – they created one of these unique moments in history. Very often these special and highly emotional minutes become forgotten or reduced by history to a pure date.
Expedition ANTARCTIC BLANC’s HISTORIC RESEARCH Division is exploring details about important landings in Antarctica to bring history back to everyones attention.
The international team believes it is important to visit the places where history happened, to not only to understand history better but to remember the events that influenced the world we live in today.
The ANTARCTIC BLANC OFFSHORE EXPEDITION CORPS will then COMMEMORATE with a CEREMONY in the ANTARCTIC the people of different nations who made the sacrificy to explore this dangerous but beautiful part of our planet and who brought back their knowledge to us or might also have lost their lives in trying to do so.
By doing so Expedition ANTARCTIC BLANC creates INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS to support a peaceful dialogue between nations and their people and to creates awareness about the importance of protecting the Antarctic ecosystem.
The goal of GOST’s expeditions is always to try to get a sense of the background and the struggles of the events happened at sea. By doing this we hope to remember all the brave seamen who served their countries on all sides during time of conflict in the world. As our dear friend Peter Nixon, Chairman of the Channel Dash Association perfectly summarized:
„ … working so hard to bring history back to everyone`s attention and recognizing the many great acts of courage performed on our behalf by men and women of all sides during a period of conflict. … It is not about winners or losers. … The world is a wonderful place to live because it is made up of many different, but beautiful countries.… We should be proud of this fact. Equally, we should not be ashamed of our past, nor should we glorify it, for it was our past which created what we are today.”