Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, March 26, 1915: “The sun is getting very low. . .”

–from Thomas Orde Lees’ diary–

“26 March. The sun is getting very low, even at midday, and alas we shall lose him altogether at the end of next month. It is a sad thought, but no doubt we shall manage to remain cheerful throughout the long winter. Sir Ernest is taking the greatest care to ward off scurvy and is husbanding the fresh potatoes, for they are the most valuable anti-scorbutic articles of diet that we have.”

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