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Voyages of Discovery episode 5 – Hanging by a Thread

Voyages of Discovery episode 5 - Hanging by a Thread: Explorer Paul Rose tells the story of the USS Squalus submarine which became stranded on the bottom of the Atlantic in 1937. No one had ever been saved from a stricken sub beneath the ocean before, but maverick designer Charles Momsen, who had been ignored by the navy top brass, was suddenly called into action to bring up the crew.     Rose meets the last living survivor from the…

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Read more about the article Voyages of Discovery episode 4 – The Figure of the Earth
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Voyages of Discovery episode 4 – The Figure of the Earth

Voyages of Discovery episode 4 - The Figure of the Earth: Explorer Paul Rose tells the story of three Frenchmen who couldnt stand each other, yet set off on an eight-year scientific mission in one of the most hostile places on the planet. Their plan, to settle an international row by measuring the shape of the planet, took them to the disease-ridden rain-forests and oxygen-starved peaks of the Ecuadorian Andes.     Rose follows in the footsteps of the 18th-century…

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Voyages of Discovery episode 3 – Ice King

Voyages of Discovery episode 3 - Ice King: Explorer Paul Rose tells the story of his hero Fridjtof Nansen who, in 1892, announced a daring plan to be first to the North Pole, an idea considered so off-the-wall that no scientist would volunteer to join him on a venture they believed was nothing short of suicide.     He allowed his ship to become stuck in the crushing pack ice, hoping it would drift to the Pole, and then set…

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Read more about the article Voyages of Discovery episode 2 – The Making of Captain Cook
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Voyages of Discovery episode 2 – The Making of Captain Cook

Voyages of Discovery episode 2 - The Making of Captain Cook: Explorer Paul Rose tells the story of one of the greatest ever sea adventures, which transformed Captain James Cook into a national hero and dramatically changed the course of history.     Two and a half centuries later, Captain Cook is still a household name, but his achievements are often misunderstood, contrary to popular perception, he did not discover New Zealand and Australia. Intrepid Rose follows his journey down…

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Voyages of Discovery episode 1 – Circumnavigation

Voyages of Discovery episode 1 - Circumnavigation: Explorer Paul Rose reveals the real story behind the first ever circumnavigation of the world.     Ferdinand Magellan set out 500 years ago to find the westward route to the riches of the Spice Islands. But, contrary to popular perception, he never reached them. Rose explains the dramatic sequence of events that led his scurvy-riddled crew to continue around the world without him. The incredible expedition was laced with bloody mutiny and…

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