Monthly Archives: May 2011

Apocryphal, yet apt.

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Amundsen has reached the Pole. “The same endurance, the same skill and the same meed of endeavour must be granted to Amundsen, as the Norwegian people would grant to Scott if the positions [were] reversed.” (Shackleton, writing in the Daily … Continue reading

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Locksley Hall

COMRADES, leave me here a little, while as yet ’tis early morn: Leave me here, and when you want me, sound upon the bugle horn. ’Tis the place, and all around it, as of old, the curlews call, Dreary gleams … Continue reading

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[Shackleton speaking in 1910 about the results of his Nimrod Polar Expedition, 1907-09. source:; public domain.]

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We’re held fast in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, a few hundred miles north of our landing destination, Vahsel Bay.

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THE NEW EXPEDITION. | TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES. Sir, — It has been an open secret for some time past that I have been desirous of leading another expedition to the South Polar regions. — I am glad … Continue reading

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