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Rare Shackleton photo prints

n 1915, as Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance was disintegrating in Antarctic ice, intrepid Australian photographer Frank Hurley spent three days in sub-zero temperatures recording the death throes of the expedition ship

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On The Winds Of War
The story of When and If began in a time of great uncertainty. It was 1937, war was imminent, and American George S Patton, a US Army Colonel at the time, was recuperating in hospital. His injuries were the result of an accident aboard the 67ft (20.4
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It’s surprising how few tools a skilled shipwright needs to do a good job under trying conditions. Over the course of a week, I watched an old hand fit a new stem into a pre-war motorboat. Nothing unusual in that, excepting that the vessel was tied a
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Boatbuilder’s Notes
MEDULLARY RAYS BY ROBIN GATES Quarter-sawn (or rift-sawn) wood is usually preferred over flat sawn for building boats because it’s more dimensionally stable, but in the case of species like oak, having prominent medullary rays, the quarter-sawn wood