The Greely Expedition

The Greely Expedition

A Story of Shipwreck, Stravation, and Munity in the Arctic

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In 1881, twenty-five men sailed from St. John's, Newfoundland towards Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic to collect scientific data. Three years later, six survivors returned, with a story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism. The film reveals the nearly unbearable pressures experienced by the members of the expedition.
ISBN: 9781608833962
Branch Call Number: DVD 919.8 Gre
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm.
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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SPPL_János Mar 08, 2018

This PBS special provides a decently done overview of a little-remembered chapter in polar exploration history, but the hour runtime keeps it somewhat superficial.

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Keogh
Aug 08, 2011

Exceptional documentary about an American expedition to the polar regions in the 19th Century. It's a story I was unfamiliar with, but it's a harrowing tale that goes into both the good and the bad side of what happened, and features some stunning cinematography and insights into the times. Highly recommended.

aaa5756 Jun 25, 2011

SO SO dvd C+

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