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Lent Term Lecture 2

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In the 21st Century, a vast area of the Arctic is still protected by a naval dog sledge patrol. Rejecting more modern transport, the Patrol employs traditional methods and undergoes some of the most testing conditions imaginable to guard the resources of the largest island on the planet. This lecture describes the origins of the Patrol in a 20th Century weather war and how it operates today; examining the life of a modern military dog in the Arctic, and explaining why the Patrol has never abandoned its sledges for a more mechanically sophisticated alternative.

This talk is part of the Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute lecture series series.

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