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Wild on Shackleton

Many years after Shackleton died, Frank Wild summed up his thoughts on the "Boss."


"I have served with Scott, Shackleton and Mawson, and have met Nansen, Amundsen, Peary, Cook and other explorers, and in my considered opinion, for all the best points of leadership, coolness in the face of danger, resource under difficulties, quickness in decisions, never failing optimism and the faculty of instilling the same into others, remarkable genius for organization, consideration for those under him, and obliteration of self, the palm must be given to Shackleton, a hero and a gentleman in very truth."

Frank Wild

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Wild and Shackleton at the end of the Nimrod Expedition

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