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The dangerous race for the South Pole - Elizabeth Leane

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By the early 1900’s, nearly every region of the globe had been visited and mapped, with only two key locations left: the North and South Poles. After two Americans staked claim to reaching the North Pole, a Norwegian explorer and a British naval officer each set out for the last unmapped region in what newspapers called a “Race to the Pole.” Elizabeth Leane sets the scene for their journeys south.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Elizabeth Leane
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Denis Bousygin, Alex Bohdan, Anna Dolzhenko
  • Illustrator Denis Bousygin
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Laura Shriver
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa

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