Category Archives: Video

Elephant Island Tunes

“My name is Franky Wild-o and my hut’s on Elephant Isle. The wall’s without a single brick and the roof’s without a tile. Yet, nevertheless, you must confess by many and many a mile, It’s the most palatial dwelling place … Continue reading

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Trials of Greely

“…we may have to undergo the trials of Greely.” — Alexander Macklin The Greely Expedition, from the American Experience series on PBS: full documentary. From the PBS website: “In 1881, 25 men led by Adolphus Greely set sail from Newfoundland … Continue reading

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Leopard Seal – National Geographic

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen meets a leopard seal.

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Ratcliffe Highway (2)

Ratcliffe Highway performed by The Dubliners

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Franklin and the Fox

Search for the Northwest Passage, a Discovery Channel documentary

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“She’s going, boys.”

Break-up of the Endurance: Frank Hurley’s 1915 footage, plus new animation. Directed by Sarah Galloway for @AMNH “Hurley meanwhile had rigged his kinematograph-camera and was getting pictures of the Endurance in her death-throes. While he was engaged thus, the ice, … Continue reading

Posted in Images, Shackleton, Video

Endurance in her death-throes

Break-up of the Endurance: Frank Hurley’s 1915 footage, plus new animation. Directed by Sarah Galloway for @AMNH “Hurley meanwhile had rigged his kinematograph-camera and was getting pictures of the Endurance in her death-throes. While he was engaged thus, the ice, … Continue reading

Posted in Shackleton, Video

An Emperor’s Lament

[The cries of an Emperor, 2011, by Kris] “A strange occurrence was the sudden appearance of 8 Emperors… at the instant the heavy pressure came upon the ship. They walked a little way towards the ship then halted & after … Continue reading

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The Wearing o’ the Green

The Wearing o’ the Green.

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One-step on the ice

[29 April 1915: Testing the motor sledge on the ice again. During one of the breakdowns of the motor, Worsley and Shackleton danced a one-step, while one of the crew whistled ‘The Policeman’s Holiday.’] “It was most amusing and not … Continue reading

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