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A Tale of the Sea

A Tale of the Sea I slept and dreamt of the ocean: Of tarry sailors joys: Of the tales which they loved to fashion Of days when they were boys: And I laughed aloud in my sleep: “In those days … Continue reading

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Departure

8 August 1914 “The Endurance sailed from Plymouth, obeying the direct orders of the Admiralty. “I make particular reference to this phase of the Expedition as I am aware that there was a certain amount of criticism of the Expedition … Continue reading

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Expect Expedition will be postponed

“I mustered all hands and told them that I proposed to send a telegram to the Admiralty offering the ships, stores, and, if they agreed, our own services to the country in the event of war breaking out. All hands … Continue reading

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No stimulants except tea and cocoa

Sastrugi on Barne Glacier, Feb. 21st 1911, by Herbert George Ponting “We shall take with us no stimulants except tea and cocoa. We drink the tea at midday to refresh us for the ‘afternoon’ march. The cocoa is taken last … Continue reading

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Reply paid 100 words

“Would greatly value favourable opinion from you on my plans for publication at once in private circular I am sending out, reply paid 100 words.” — Ernest Shackleton to Fridtjof Nansen “The crossing I consider most important, and an Expedition … Continue reading

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In summary

In summary—for my Transcontinental journey I propose to follow in Filchner’s tracks from the Weddell Sea to the Pole. He failed to make the crossing himself, but he found the southern limit of the Weddell Sea. Between the Filchner ice … Continue reading

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The Plan

“A copy of the program which [I] prepared in order to arouse the interest of the general public in the Expedition:” “THE TRANSCONTINENTAL PARTY The first crossing of the Antarctic continent from sea to sea via the Pole, apart from … Continue reading

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