American Experience: The Greely Expedition
Release Year: 2011
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PBS's acclaimed documentary series uses a wealth of vibrant historical sources to examine the Greely Expedition, one of the late 19th century's most keenly anticipated scientific adventures, which ended in infamous tragedy. Led by Lt. Adolphus Greely, 25 men ventured into the frozen North to chart its unknown terrain, and three years later, the scarred survivors told a terrifying tale of brutal conditions and almost criminal mismanagement.