Potash and Perlmutter


The cook sledge is under the charge of “Potash & Perlmutter.” “The “Colonel” really deserves a V.C. for the gallant way in which he has taken charge of & stuck to the culinary Dept. under the most adverse condition. He wears a furry cap, snow goggles, & a beard, which however is hardly distinguishable from the soot & blubber that covers the rest of his face….His Lieutenant de Cuisine, the Chef, is equally black, indefatigable and good natured.”

— Frank Worsley

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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