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Deception Island

“And though they were still hesitant to suggest openly that the Caird could be lost, they could no longer avoid admitting, at least tacitly, that something quite possibly might have happened.” — Alfred Lansing, Endurance “If so, it means a … Continue reading

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29 July 1916

Page from diary of Thomas Orde-Lees:

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Letter to Cicely Shackleton

“I am very anxious about our men for they must have so little to eat now…We are very short of water, and have not been able to wash since we left South America…but that is nothing for I had no … Continue reading

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The tobacco finally ran out…

“Little by little, conditions were becoming increasingly primitive. The treasured nut food had been finished, and the powdered milk too. And though these were sorely missed, their lack could hardly be compared with the tragedy when the tobacco finally ran … Continue reading

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Man is an adaptable brute

“My place is much envied by everyone owing to its proximity to the stove. No-one would have this place at first. I saw certain possibilities in it…except for the hairs, which are abominable, I have never regretted it. Marston occupies a hammock … Continue reading

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The most motley & unkempt assembly

“The most motley & unkempt assembly that ever was projected on a plate.” — Frank Hurley

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Signatures

Signatures for Shackleton, Worsley, and Crean are in the column on the right.

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