[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.”