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Vital Mental Medicine: Shackleton's Banjo

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Vital Mental Medicine: Shackleton's Banjo Reply with quote

For fans of Ernest Shackleton's exploits this programme brings another part of the story...a musical one....well worth a listen

As his ship was sinking through the Antarctic pack-ice, Ernest Shackleton allowed each member of his expedition to take 2lbs of possessions with them as they abandoned ship. One exception was made; Shackleton saved Leonard Hussey's banjo saying, "We must have that banjo. It's vital mental medicine."
So it proved....


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wdgr5
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