Those that stand meritorious

“Amongst those that stand meritorious, Sir E. has mentioned: Wild, a tower of strength who appeared as well as ever after 32 hours at the tiller in frozen clothes; Crean, who ably piloted the Wills; McNish (Carpenter); Vincent (Able Seaman); McCarthy (Able Seaman); Marston (Dudley Docker) and self. Of a fair proportion of the remainder, I am convinced they would starve or freeze if left to their own resources on this island… Those who shirk duties, or lack a fair sense of practicability, should not be in these parts. These are harsh places where it takes all one’s time and energies to attend to the individual, and so make himself as effective and useful a unit as possible.”

— Frank Hurley

About Ernest Shackleton

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