Goose Green is a settlement in Lafonia on East Falkland in the Falkland Islands. It lies on Choiseul Sound, on the east side of the island's central isthmus, 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southwest of Darwin. With a population of about 70, it is the second largest settlement of the Falkland Islands.
Goose Green has a shop and a small airfield. Local attractions include the nearby Bodie Suspension Bridge and the Vicar of Bray shipwreck, which participated in the California gold rush.
Goose Green farm itself is massive. At 1,700 square kilometres (430,000 acres), it is double the size of the farms at Port Howard and North Arm. During the Falklands War, it was the scene of the Battle of Goose Green.
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... and is run from Darwin (founded 1859) and Goose Green, both of which are located on the narrow isthmus that separates Lafonia from the rest of East Falkland ... Lafonia include The Galpon and Stone Corral in Darwin, The Stone Cottage and Goose Green Hall (owned by Falklands Landholdings) in Goose Green and Paragon House ... land during the Falklands War took place on Lafonia (see Battle of Goose Green), where over a thousand Argentine personnel were stationed and around one-hundred locals were ...
... The Battle of Goose Green (28–29 May 1982) was an engagement of the Falklands War between British and Argentine forces ... Goose Green and its neighbour Darwin are settlements on East Falkland in the Falkland Islands ... The position at Goose Green and Darwin was well defended by a force of combined units totalling about 1,200 (at the start of the battle the number was thought by the British to be less than half this), well equipped ...
... In contrast to the vigorous anti-aircraft response in Stanley, the GADA 601/Grupo 1 team in Goose Green was taken by surprise ...
... Goose Green was occupied by Argentine forces during the Falklands War ... of the first land battle of that conflict (see Battle of Goose Green), as it was relatively close to the site of the British landings, San Carlos, and the British leaders were looking for an ...
... army officers and NCOs were later charged with abusing and killing their own troops at Goose Green ... is accused of having staked three conscripts at Goose Green, for having abandoned their positions to go looking for food and revealing their positions ... Finally came the staking." Not all the conscripts of the Goose Green garrison experienced field punishments and some even came forward to say that Sub-Lieutenant Ernesto Orlando Peluffo of the ...
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