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SECTION 12 - Franklin's Incredible Journey 1819 - 22

The Canadian wilderness does not surrender her territory or dead easily. This is the fascinating story of how a small overland exploring expedition turned into one of the worst nightmares in the history of exploration. It is related through over twenty-five original antique prints, five maps, a graphic overview essay and image descriptions, plus the relevance of Franklin’s first overland expedition to the Polar sea that make up this section. An incredible journey plagued by unreliable allies, bad luck, poor planning and an inability to adapt to living off the frozen land. But yet one of courage, faith, heroism, determination, respect, good science and keen observation that forged the companionship of , "the men that ate their boots”.

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