A Tragedy of Errors – the Saga of the Disastrous Jeannette Expedition


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The story of the Jeannette Expedition is one of incredible hardship, two winter ordeals, the crushing of the expedition ship Jeannette in the ice and the burning of a relief vessel, a desperate and fatal retreat by open boat, a lone journey thousands of miles across Siberia, death after death, insanity, starvation, amputation, and exhuming corpses from the grave.