Category Archives: Video

“A world beater and a good money spinner”

[South (orig. In the Grip of the Polar Pack Ice), by Frank Hurley, 1919. Watch entire film on BFI website.] “All the plates which were exposed on the wreck nearly twelve months ago turned out excellently. The small Kodak film … Continue reading

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Elephant Island Tunes

“My name is Franky Wild-o and my hut’s on Elephant Isle. The wall’s without a single brick and the roof’s without a tile. Yet, nevertheless, you must confess by many and many a mile, It’s the most palatial dwelling place … Continue reading

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Antarctic cruise ship slammed by giant waves

Imagine this in a rowboat: Clelia II Antarctic cruise ship slammed by giant waves: link

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Trials of Greely

The Greely Expedition, from the American Experience series on PBS: full documentary.

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Franklin and the Fox

Search for the Northwest Passage, a Discovery Channel documentary

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Leopard Seal – National Geographic

[Don't try this at home. Or anywhere, really.] Paul Nicklen, National Geographic photographer, meets a leopard seal ready for her close-up.

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Ratcliffe Highway (2)

Ratcliffe Highway performed by The Dubliners

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An Emperor’s Lament

[The cries of an Emperor, 2011, by Kris]

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“Scottish War Cries”

Sound the Pibroch, Makem & Clancy

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Fable of the (Giant Jumping) Mouse

— courtesy Chief Morale Officer

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