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Signatures

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

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The letters A, E, M, P, and S only

“We fortunately brought five volumes of Encyclopaedia Brittanica along with us and one or two fellows brought poetry books on their own, so that we have something to read and, by exchanging, can always get a change, though personally I … Continue reading

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With face much wind-burned, square of chin

“Of average height, broad in the shoulder, deep in the chest, with face much wind-burned, square of chin, with heavy brow overarching deep-set grey-blue eyes telling a tale of strain and constant care, but brightening not seldom with joviality and … Continue reading

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A particularly heartless piece of poetry

“There’s Lees the awful pessimist / who treads upon your toes, / gets in the way and every day / recites his tales of woes.” — Leonard Hussey “Hussey, our waglet, has made up a particularly heartless piece of poetry, … Continue reading

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Snow Petrels

“A number of snow petrels have settled on the beach, nestling down into the snow. This is so unusual that it must foretell some change in the weather, we think, very likely, a blizzard. They are very tame. I killed … Continue reading

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Postcard from Port Stanley

“My good friend the Governor said I could settle down at Port Stanley and take things quietly for a few weeks. The street of this port is about a mile and a half long. It has the slaughter-house at one … Continue reading

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HMS Avoca

“HMS Avoca, a British armed merchant cruiser at Port Stanley, might have taken Shackleton to Punta Arenas…” — Roland Huntford, Shackleton “The Avoca cannot remain waiting on Shackleton’s convenience…men o’war cannot be delayed in war time for matters not connected … Continue reading

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Magnificent

“Shackleton or no Shackleton, I think it is one of the most wonderful adventures I ever read of, magnificent.” — Kathleen Scott

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Afraid of being taken for a German spy

“On May 31st, a solitary whaler made its way into Port Stanley and dropped anchor. A bearded figure, with curly hair falling to his shoulders, endeavoured to go immediately ashore. He was stopped by the customs officers, but refused to … Continue reading

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Just in time

“McCarthy, McNeish, and Vincent had been landed on the Monday afternoon. They were already showing some signs of increasing strength under a regime of warm quarters and abundant food. The carpenter looked woefully thin after he had emerged from a … Continue reading

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