February 18, 1912: Filchner’s landing place drifts out to sea

[The landing on the flat surface of an apparently stable iceberg had begun on February 8.]

–from an abbreviated report by Wilhelm Filchner, on the results of his Antarctic expedition–

“The work was delayed, however, by repeated storms; and on Feb. 18 the iceberg broke loose and began to drift.  The task of saving the material was at once begun, and nearly everything was returned to the ship [the Deutschland].

“The party did not yet despair of establishing a station on the inland ice.”

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