When he did tell a man to jump…

Frank Wild, Second-in-command, Endurance

“Wild was always calm, cool or collected, in open lanes or in tight corners he was just the same; but when he did tell a man to jump, that man jumped pretty quick. He possessed that rare knack of being one with all of us, and yet maintained his authority as second-in-command. We had no “Worsley” thrills in Wild’s watch.”

— Alexander Macklin, Surgeon

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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