Enduring Eye Exhibition
"During night take flashlight of ship beset by pressure. This necessitated some 20 flashes one behind each salient pressure hummock no less than 10 of the flashes being required to satisfactorily illuminate the ship herself"
"Half blinded... I lost my bearings... bumping shins... and stumbling into deep snow drifts"
"1:30am All hands aroused by crack starting from under mizzen chains to starboard stern. Sledges taken on board..."
The National library is currently hosting the 'Enduring Eye' exhibition. It honours the achievements of the men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–1917) on its centenary. It has been prepared by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), augmented by material from the Library's own polar collections.
Well worth a visit, a doesn't cost a penny too!