Not a single flag was flown

“After a somewhat hurried visit to Government House, Shackleton fled to the cable office and sent off a 2,000 word Press telegram. Having waited till about 11 o’clock next morning, he condescended to reveal himself—but not a soul in Stanley seemed to care one scrap! Not a single flag was flown… And why? An old kelper remarked, ‘E ought ter ‘ave been at the war long ago instead of messing about on icebergs.'”

— John Bull (magazine)

About Ernest Shackleton

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