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The dangerous race for the South Pole
By the early 1900's, nearly every region of the globe had been visited and mapped, with only two key locations left: the North and South Poles. After two Americans staked claim to reaching the North Pole, a Norwegian explorer and a British naval officer each set out for the last unmapped region in what newspapers called a "Race to the Pole." Elizabeth Leane sets the scene for their journeys south. [Directed by WOW-HOW Studio, narrated by Bethany Cutmore-Scott, music by Stephen LaRosa].