Conquerors of the Antarctic Author:Robert de la Croix "In his latest book Robert de la Croix, author of 'Mysteries of the North Pole' and 'Mysteries of the Pacific', describes the thrilling conquest of the Antarctic, and tells the story of the men who made it possible. That conquest is not yet complered, but its upshot is certain..... thanks to the few who opened up a vast continent which had rema... more »ined terra incognita even to the bravest until the 19th century.
Few they were, amazingly few, but their courage, endurance and self sacrifice were enormous. Dumont d'Urville and Charcot, the Frenchement; Ross, Shackleton and Scott, the British; Gerlache, the Belgian; Amunndsen, the Norwegian; Mawson, the Australian, - these were the pioneers, the men who blazed the trail, the men who reached the Pole during the heroic era of Antarctic exploration.
After them came the American Byrd with his "Operation High Jump", organized on a mass scale like a war time drive against the enemy, and then the scientific, geological and geographical expeditions of our own day.
This story of men against ice contains enough high adventure, heroism and self sacrifice to thrill every reader."« less