Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, May 24, 1915: Singing in the Ritz

–from Sir James Wordie’s diary–

“24 May. Position 24º 22′ S., 44º 50′ W. Our tendency to remain in such high latitudes has its disappointing side. Our chance of drifting north during the winter and breaking out next spring or summer is slowly diminishing. After a long interval we had some songs again on Saturday night. There was Alf Cheetham singing ‘Teddy O’Neill’ and False Flora’ and Chippy ‘Robbie Burns’ and ‘The March of the Cameron Men.’ Wild sang ‘Ford of Kabut River’ and ‘Forty Years On’; and other contributed.”

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