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British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 Old Postcard Ernest Joyce Dog Dogs PenguinsVintage Old Original Postcard. The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09. The Nimrod Expedition. Shackleton. Snow Snowy Ground. Animals. Ernest Joyce, Dog Dogs and Penguin Penguins.
Ernest Edward Mills Joyce AM (c. 1875 – 1940) was a Royal Naval seaman and explorer who participated in 4 Antarctic expeditions during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, in the early 20th century. He served under both Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton.
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Background: British Antarctic Expedition, The Nimrod Expedition of 1907–09, was the first of 3 expeditions to the Antarctic led by Ernest Shackleton. Its main target, among a range of geographical and scientific objectives, was to be first to the South Pole. This was not attained, but the expedition's southern march reached a Farthest South latitude of 88° 23' S, just 97.5 nautical miles (180.6 km; 112.2 mi) from the pole. This was by far the longest southern polar journey to that date and a record convergence on either Pole.
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