The Crew of HMS Alert Burning Guy Fawkes, November 1875
Engraving showing the crew of HMS Alert burning a Guy Fawkes, during the British Arctic Expedition, 5th November 1875. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new furthest North record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered
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Carrying the Guy
Please to remember the fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason plot; I see no reason why Gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot. A stick and a stake for Victoria's sake!
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