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Thread #170822   Message #4131059
Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
04-Jan-22 - 10:49 PM
Thread Name: violin from Shackleton's floorboards
Subject: RE: violin from Shackleton's floorboards
The book "Endurance" an account of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic exploration, written by Alfred Lansing (1959) from first person journals of the crew, is one of the most gripping books I have EVER read.

Music and song are briefly mentioned, in particular a banjo player that knew only three tunes.

That the entire crew survived is a credit to British fortitude and Shackleton's leadership.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

photographs within the book give credit to the foresight and planning.