Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition—February 8, 1915: “. . . an almost utter absence of friction”

–from Captain Frank Worsley’s diary–

“We are now 6 months out from England, & during the whole of this time we have all pulled together well & with an almost utter absence of friction. A more agreeable set of gentlemen and good fellows one could not wish for shipmates. Any & every duty is undertaken cheerfully and willingly & no complaint or whining is ever heard no matter what hardship or inconvenience may be encountered. The principal credit of this is due to the tact & leadership of the Head of the Expedition & the cheery happiness & bonhomie of Wild. They both command respect, confidence & affection.”

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