Leaping for lifelines, Moshulu, Southern Ocean
Photographer: Eric Newby
Expedition: The Great Grain Race 1939
‘Swinging above the deck on the lifeline with the sea sucking greedily at my seaboots, I began to realise what a fortunate escape I had had from serious injury, for the alacrity with which I had leapt for the lifeline in spite of the great weight of sea-water inside my oilskins had convinced me that I had suffered no damage except the bang on the head’ - The Last Grain Race.
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