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Preparing one of the Motor Sledges for the Southern Journey

ZBA2283.13
Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Object ID ZBA2283.13
Description No 13. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'.The front depicts a group of men surrounding a motor sledge captioned: 'Player's Cigarettes PREPARING ONE OF THE MOTOR SLEDGES'. Reverse: 'Preparing one of the Motor Sledges for the Southern Journey. The motor sledges supplied to the expedition were not a success. The motor party consisting of Day, Lashly, Hooper, and Lieut. Evans, started from Winter Qurters on Oct. 24th 1911. The party has two motors ans six strong sledges, laden with nearly three tons of fuel provisions and fodder. By sheer effort on the part of Lieut. Evans little team, the motors were "Persuaded" to a point about 50 miles from Cape Evans. Here they broke down irretrievably and had to be abandoned, while the men in charge advanced southward with what they could drag of the loads.'
Date made 1916

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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Measurements Overall: 1 mm x 67 mm x 36 mm
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