“Conditions this winter evidently extremely severe. Wooden steam whaler or the Discovery or sea going ice breaker only suitable vessels.”

— cable from Shackleton to Ernest Perris

“Urge immediate dispatch of ice breaker or Discovery. Breakers operating in White Sea either Russian or Canadian should now be free..failing this how long would it take sending Discovery Falklands.”

— cable from Shackleton to British Admiralty

About Ernest Shackleton

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