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Captain Francis Crozier free pdf Irishman Francis Crozier was a major figure in 19th-century polar exploration. His voyages with Parry, Ross and Franklin lifted the veil from the frozen wastes of the Arctic and Antarctic, paving the way for Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. The Antarctic cape named after him was immortalised in the book, "The Worst Journey in the World". A failed romance drove him back to the ice one fatal last time with Franklin's North-West Passage expedition in 1845. Crozier left his privileged surroundings in Banbridge, County Down, to join the navy aged 13. The Napoleonic wars were raging and he met the last surviving mutineer from the Bounty on Pitcairn Island during an early trip. He sailed on six outstanding expeditions to the ice with the legendary Parry and James Clark Ross. A four-year expedition to the Antarctic with Ross was the 19th-century's greatest feat of navigation. But Crozier could never win the hand of Franklin's beguiling niece, Sophy Cracroft. Desperate to please, he sailed as second-in-command on the fateful North-West Passage expedition. All 129 men perished. Crozier took command after Franklin died, with the ships crushed by the Arctic ice and men dying. He led a courageous battle in the freezing Arctic wilderness trying to bring his men to safety. According to legend, he was last to die - the last man standing.

About Michael Smith

Michael Smith is an established authority on Polar exploration and author of the best-selling biography of Tom Crean, An Unsung Hero, which has sold 65,000 copies. His other books are I Am Just Going Outside, a biography of Captain Oates (2002) and Polar Crusader about Sir James Wordie (2004). Michael has also written two books for children, Iceman about Tom Crean and The Boss, a biography of Ernest Shackleton. He contributes to TV and radio documentaries and lectures frequently on Polar history. Michael was a business and political journalist with The Guardian and The Observer.

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Author : Michael Smith
Publisher : The Collins Press
Data Published : 19 September 2012
ISBN : 1848899866
EAN : 9781848899865
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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