Category Archives: Video

Could a penguin just go crazy?

Could a penguin just go crazy? from Encounters at the End of the World, Werner Herzog, 2007

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Pincer Movement

We would proceed overland towards the Pole from Vahsel Bay in the Weddell Sea, where the Endurance would remain at anchor. Meanwhile, the Aurora would approach from the Ross Sea, establish Hut Point, and lay supply depots at intervals from … Continue reading

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Roll the Old Chariot

“A drop of Nelson’s blood wouldn’t do us any harm…” — David Coffin, 2010 Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

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“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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