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QUOTE: "The Expedition completed its Mission in less than two months and left the region after having made major geographical discoveries"
QUOTE: "The Admiral stated that in his opinion the Expedition had established a precedent without parallel as regards the rapidity with which the geographical discoveries were made."
Here one asks, "Without parallel in comparison to what?". Was there some kind of timetable to make "the geographical discoveries"?
QUOTE: "As regards the recently terminated Expedition, Admiral Byrd said that the most important result of the observations and discoveries made was the bearing which these had on the security of the United States."
The Admiral then went on to say:
QUOTE: "I am in a position perhaps better than any other person to realize the significance of how to use the scientific knowledge in these explorations because I can make comparisons. Twenty years ago I made my first Antarctic Expedition."
If the Admiral was making comparisons between what he saw now and what he saw twenty years ago, this implies that something relating to the geography of Antarctica must have changed. Otherwise there would be no point in making a comparison because everything would be the same. This might also explain the true Mission of the Expedition: to investigate the topographical changes. (Byrd was obviously referring to the Byrd Expedition I of 1928-1930 when he was in the area between 150° and 180° from the Pole on the Pacific side. It would be here that the geographical change had most likely occurred.)
In what way did these geographical discoveries and observations adversely affect the security of the United States?
QUOTE: "Admiral Richard E Byrd warned today of the need for the United States to adopt protective measures against the possibility of invasion of the country by hostile aircraft proceeding from the polar regions. 'I don't want to scare anybody but the bitter reality is that in the event of a new war the United States will be attacked by aircraft flying in from one or both poles."
On three occasions in the article Admiral Byrd warned of "invasion of the country". This term does not mean invasion of air space, it means invasion of the United States by a foreign Power. In 1947 the United States was the world's only super Power. The threat to the security of the United States was of attack and invasion by aircraft proceeding from the polar regions. One of the main reasons for Admiral Byrd's early return was to warn his countrymen to prepare defences against this threat. He could have reported his findings by signal but instead he decided to head for home, so urgent was what he had to communicate.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC; established Antarctica Lodge No. 777 under the Grand Lodge of New Zealand
Originally posted by Regenstorm
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
Well, you're right about this being a very important thread.
Just like this one:
In 1958 Hapgood published his first book, The Earth's Shifting Crust which denied the existence of continental drift. The foreword was written by the physicist Albert Einstein shortly before his death in 1955. In this book, and two successive books, Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings (1966) and The Path of the Pole (1970), Hapgood proposed the theory that the Earth's axis has shifted numerous times during geological history.
Hapgood's Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings used numerous archival maps, including the Piri Reis Map, which he claims show a vast southern continent roughly similar to Antarctica in shape, to propose that a 15 degree pole shift occurred around 9,600 B.C.E. (approx. 11.600 years ago), and that a part of the Antarctic was ice-free at that time. By implication an ice-age civilization could have mapped the coast at that point in time. This claim has not been validated.