Chapters include the following topics:

Political and commercial background

Planning for permanent occupation

Special stamp issue

Journey south in HMS Bransfield and MV Highland Monarch

Establishing South Shetlands and Graham Land bases with HMS William Scoresby and SS Fitzroy

Ship sailings and mail from the bases and South Orkneys

Winter and establishing Hope Bay base with SS Eagle

Second winter, sledge journeys and base reliefs

Appendices – Personnel, Ships, mail dates, bibliography, illustrations, Notes and References