By Michael Smith
100 years in the past, in March 1909, Shackleton's Nimrod day trip got here domestic thoroughly. while Scott heard the inside track, he instantly contacted Tom Crean with the goal of making plans his personal event. And hence the Terra Nova day trip was once born. The awesome Tom Crean ran away to sea elderly fifteen and spent extra time within the unexplored Antarctic than Scott or Shackleton, and was once one of many few to serve and outlive either. Michael Smith's unique biography of this enigmatic determine spawned a Guinness advert, a one-man play that remains traveling at the present time and a children's model of the Ice guy which has been selected because the 'One Book' for literacy teams in Cork and Limerick. Tom's tale keeps to fascinate humans due to his notable feats of survival, his bravery and his commitment to his comrades. on the finish of his excursion days, Tom got here domestic to eire, married and equipped a pub, the South Pole lodge, in Annascaul, County Kerry. He was once a normal guy who did wonderful issues, a modest guy who turned a hero. An unforgettable tale of overcome exceptional trouble and deprivation.
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An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor by Michael Smith