From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Scott’s ‘Antarctics’ in the First World War

From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Scott’s ‘Antarctics’ in the First World War

Anne Strathie


A story of friendship, loss of life, and survival, this can be the 1st crew biography of the lads who survived the Terra Nova day trip
 
In February 1912, Harry Pennell and his Terra Nova shipmates back to Antarctica looking forward to to rejoice Scott’s conquest of the Pole. pressured by means of ice to go away prior to their chief again, they sailed to New Zealand to find Amundsen had reached the Pole in December 1911. Returning to Antarctica in January 1913, they realized the tragic information that Scott’s celebration died on their go back from the Pole. again in New Zealand, Pennell secretly cabled London with the inside track, whereas in England a cycle of medal ceremonies and memorial providers have been quickly overshadowed through the outbreak of war—a warfare that might quickly comprise Pennell and his shipmates. Of the 8 males photographed on board the Terra Nova in Antarctica in early 1912, 4 may die in clash. among the battles and undesirable information, despite the fact that, there have been reunions, romances, weddings, births, and stories of survival opposed to all odds.

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