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I know that I was the interloper

“Well I know that I was the interloper: if a man who loves a woman much, so much that it seems his whole life hangs on her way with him, can be called an interloper. Child I suppose it is … Continue reading

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Scrubbing the decks

James Wordie, Alfred Cheetam, Alexander Macklin

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“[Worsley] was fundamentally light-hearted, given to bursts of excitement and unpredictable enthusiasms…. He felt it was his duty to play the part of commander, but he was woefully out of place in the role. His tendency to indulge his moods … Continue reading

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Æneas Mackintosh and the Ross Sea Party

“Æneas Lionel Acton Mackintosh was born on 1 July 1879 in Tirhut, India. He was educated at Bedford Modern School and in 1894, joined the Merchant Navy. “Mackintosh was granted leave to join the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907 – 1909 … Continue reading

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The expedition would go ahead

Sir James Key Caird, largest donor to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition “Sir James Key Caird (1837-1916) was a wealthy Dundee jute manufacturer and philanthropist, to whom Sir Ernest Shackleton wrote in 1914 asking for a donation of £50. Caird promised … Continue reading

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Lionel Greenstreet, first officer

With just 48 hours notice, Lionel Greenstreet signed on with Endurance as first officer. Greenstreet hailed from a sea-faring family; his father was a captain with the New Zealand Shipping Company. Greenstreet had gone to sea as a cadet at … Continue reading

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The Wearing o’ the Green

The Endurance sailed from London’s East India docks today. “In delicate allusion to the fact that there are… Irishmen in the Expedition, including the leader…the pipers struck up ‘The Wearing o’ the Green’.” — Manchester Guardian

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