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Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition


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Introduction 1 The North-West Passage 2 Sir John Franklin 3 HMS Erebus and HMS Terror 4 The Members of Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition 5 Expedition Life 6 Searching for Franklin 7 McClintock Discovers the Fate of the Franklin Expedition 8 Disaster Revisited 9 Finding Erebus and Terror 10 Answers and Questions

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The story of Sir John Franklin's fateful expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror of the North-West Passage in 1845, and the eventual discovery of the ships' wrecks in 2014 and 2016

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Gillian Hutchinson is Curator Emerita at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, where she was Curator of Archaeology and Curator of the History of Cartography from 1980 to 2015. The National Maritime Museum is the world's largest maritime museum, telling stories of Britain's epic relationship with the sea - global exploration, cultural exchange and human endurance.


A must-read for any history buff. You're sure to be gripped by the tale of endurance, heroism and tragedy. * Lifeboat *
This is an undemanding book that brings the story to life through paintings and photographs, as well as an accessible text. * Sailing Today *

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