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Thread #170822 Message #4131649
Posted By: Raggytash
09-Jan-22 - 05:32 AM
Thread Name: violin from Shackleton's floorboards
Subject: RE: violin from Shackleton's floorboards
One character from both Shackleton's and Scott's expeditions who barely mentioned is Tom Crean from Annuscaul in County Kerry. There are a few books written about him in his native country who have just named a research ship after him, but precious little elsewhere.
He is much neglected in Anarctic history despite having been awarded three Polar Medals to Scotts two and Shackleton's one. He also won the Albert Medal the equivalent of the George Medal of later times for saving the life of Edgar Evans in quite dramatic fashion.