American Experience: The Greely Expedition DVD

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Item #: WB0242
In 1881, twenty-five men led by Lieutenant Adolphus Greely sailed from the harbor of St. John's, Newfoundland. Their destination was Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world's surface that had been described by a British admiral as a "sheer blank." Three years later, only ... More
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In 1881, twenty-five men led by Lieutenant Adolphus Greely sailed from the harbor of St. John's, Newfoundland. Their destination was Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world's surface that had been described by a British admiral as a "sheer blank." Three years later, only six survivors returned, with a daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism. The Greely Expedition, from producer Rob Rapley (Wyatt Earp), tells a harrowing tale of one of the great scientific adventures of all time. Drawing on an impressive documentary record that includes scientific accounts, diaries, photographs and letters, the film reveals the nearly unbearable pressures experienced by the members of the expedition, and shows how poor planning, personality clashes, questionable decisions and pure bad luck conspired to turn a noble scientific mission into a human tragedy.

Producer: Rob Rapley, Kathryn Lord, Sharon Grimberg
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 2011
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: Michael Murphy
Writers: Rob Rapley
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Henry
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3.0 star rating
05/24/22
Well-made, but a bit thin
Review by Henry on 05/24/22 review stating Well-made, but a bit thin
More content about the actual expedition would have pushed this rating higher. If you dont know anything about the Greely Expedition, this is a decent place to start. If, like me, youve read Pierre Bertons The Arctic Grail, youll find little new here, and a fair bit missing.


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