A story worth telling

September 23, 2006

Courage, Sacrifice, Devotion, by Noel Gillespie (Infinity Publishing, $35.95):

This is the story of the last bastion of aviation exploration ā€” the Antarctic.

The United States Naval aviators, who in the early years of Operation Deep Freeze flew their twin-engine DC-3s over the frozen Antarctic waters from New Zealand to McMurdo Sound, were going where no one had gone before and in the process opened up the continent.

During the 44 years of the operation, 50 of these men have died in Antarctica, paying the ultimate price to advance the cause of science.

This is their story, and it’s a story worth telling.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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