I felt keenly the probable ending

“I felt keenly the probable ending of the whole expedition & laid the whole thing before [Shackleton], the shortage of coal — the futility of trying to reach K.E. Land for I knew then that we should have to return and — though it cut him terribly he saw I was right & was reluctantly compelled by his duty to the Expn. to return & break his word to Scott. I felt for him & for his feelings but I had to speak as I thought & I knew the probable disaster if [he] did not.”
— Rupert England, Captain of the Nimrod

About Ernest Shackleton

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