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Re-released to coincide with the invention of 1 of the misplaced Franklin excursion ships.

Frozen in Time tells the dramatic tale of the way Sir John Franklin’s elite naval forces got here within reach of the Northwest Passage, in simple terms to succumb to incredible horrors. A gripping story of cannibalism, bureaucratic hubris, nice braveness and ground-breaking technology, it indicates how the excavation of 3 sailors from the 1845–48 Franklin excursion, buried for 138 years at the Arctic headland of Beechey Island, has shed new mild on what has been one of many world’s nice maritime mysteries.

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