A Perfect Ship, a Professional Crew, and a Home for Pet Dogs
A recounting of the events of June 1910: Amundsen takes leave of his King and Queen in Christiania (now Oslo), sailing with his hand-selected crew in his refurbished ship the Fram, and stopping at his home along the fjord, where he loads the prefabricated hut onto the ship, and gives final instructions to his brother and business manager Leon, who is one of only two other souls who know the true destination of the expedition. An analysis is given here regarding Amundsen’s treatment of his dogs at his estate as opposed to his treatment of the sled dogs whom he is about to employ.
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