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Abandoned in the Arctic

In the summer of 1881, as part of the First International Polar Year, the U.S. Army sent Lieutenant Adolphus W. Greely and a team of 24 men to build a scientific research station on Ellesmere Island, located 450 miles from the North Pole. Known as the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, it began as the most ambitious arctic mission in American history, but would end in a perilous voyage of forced retreat, brewing mutiny, starvation and cannibalism. More than 120 years later, a team of scientists, field...
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