"He never admitted defeat."

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

There was an Irish strain in him and he was full of imagination. He could see the whole thing accomplished, and he never admitted defeat. And he had a quick brain, and he could visualise things ahead, and as far as he could he safeguarded any eventuality that was likely to occur. He thought well ahead.


Of course the thing I liked most about him was that his first thought was for the men under him. He didn't care if he went without a shirt on his own back so long as the men he was leading had sufficient clothing. He was a wonderful man that way; you felt that the party mattered more than anything else.


Lionel Greenstreet, First Officer, Endurance



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