Elmwood, Franz Josef Land, 1895.
Illustration of 'Elmwood', the base of the Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition on Franz Josef Land, 1895. At the time, this was the most Northerly British settlement in the world. The Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition went to Franz Josef Land with the intention of making an attempt to reach the North Pole. However, while preparing for their attempt, Fridtjhof Nansen and his companions of the 'Fram' expedition found them. Nansen warned Jackson off making an attempt for the North Pole and Jackson was happy to look after Nansen's tired group and convey them back to safety.
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Creation Date: 23rd February 2010
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