The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs

With Amundsen's and Mawson's Antarctic Expeditions

This book documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. Les mer
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This book documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. This book is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Roald Amundsen's Sled Dogs: The Sledge Dogs Who Helped Discover the South Pole. It chronicles how the sled dogs were used internationally to further promote the expedition's great achievement and follows some of the dogs as they undertake subsequent expeditions - with Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, which made scientific discoveries, and with Arve Staxrud's Norwegian Arctic Rescue Mission of 1913, which saved members of the Herbert Schroeder-Stranz German Arctic Expedition. The book tracks the remaining 39 sled dogs to their next challenging adventures and their final destinations in Argentina, Norway, Antarctica, and Australia.



Like its predecessor, the book portrays how Amundsen continued to utilize the Polar dogs - both in their lives and in their deaths - to propel his career and solidify his expedition's image.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Chapter 1. Introduction: Roald Amundsen and the Sled Dogs.- Part 1: Hobart, Australia.- Chapter 2. All Aboard: The Departure from Antarctica.- Chapter 3. Leaving Antarctica: The Rough Journey Back.- Chapter 4. The Public Relations Machine Behind the Scenes.- Chapter 5. A Hero's Welcome in Hobart.- Chapter 6. Fleeing the Journalists Whilst Courting the Press.- Chapter 7. Twenty-One Sledge Dogs for Douglas Mawson.- Chapter 8. A Tale of Two Fates: Roald Amundsen's Victory and Robert Falcon Scott's Tragedy.- Part 2: Buenos Aires, Argentina.- Chapter 9. The Captain and Mrs. Snuppesen.- Chapter 10. Arrivals and Departures: Buenos Aires, Norway, and Don Pedro Christophersen.- Chapter 11. The Dogs at the Buenos Aires Zoological Gardens.- Chapter 12. London Calling: Lord Curzon and the Royal Geographical Society.- Chapter 13. The Big Speech: The Cheer for the Dogs.- Chapter 14. Death and Deceit.

Om forfatteren

Mary R. Tahan is a Writer, Producer, and Documentarian, with a professional background in journalism and marketing. Internationally renowned for her educational and informational series, she has authored many scholarly articles and historical books, and produced/directed documentary films.



Her scholarly articles and lectures/presentations focus on Antarctica and the "heroic age of exploration" and cover many countries, and she has documented individuals and organizations as well as cities and historical events. As part of her research for her series of films and books on Polar exploration, Mary R. Tahan traveled to Antarctica by invitation of the Direccion Nacional del Antartico (Instituto Antartico Argentino), where she performed on-site photography and videography of the Antarctic landscape and historical sites, as well as conducted interviews with scientists and curators. Her research has also taken her to Argentina, Norway, France, Russia, and England, where she has also interviewed Polar historians and descendants of the early explorers of the Arctic and Antarctic.