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Better a live donkey, than a dead lion!,
This review is from: Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod (Kindle Edition)
97 miles from the Pole and they turned away. The men who laid the path for Scott and provided the inspiration. Admittedly, Shackleton was another ill-equipped Brit, but, he lived to tell the tale. Enigmatic, thrilling and compellling....the tale of The Boss and his crew.
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Initial post: 5 Apr 2012 21:44:06 BDT
Shackelton was in my view Britains true antartic hero. He had both the intelligence to know when his objective and safe return was beyond reach and also the wisdom and courage to take the hard decision to turn back when only 97 miles from the pole. On this as on his other polar expeditions he returned all his men home alive in the face of great difficulties. His only misfortunes were not to belong to the social class favoured by the English establishment then as now and not to posses any great literay skill or desire for undeserved self agrandisment.
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