Born adventurer: the life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic pioneer

Haddelsey, Stephen (2005) Born adventurer: the life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic pioneer. Sutton Publishing, Stroud. ISBN 9780750940122

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Born Adventurer is the first biography of one of the most fascinating explorers of the Heroic Age of British and Commonwealth Antarctic exploration. Born into an affluent middle-class family, Bickerton decided to reject his comfortable surroundings and to embark, instead, upon an astonishingly colourful career during which he not only carried the first aeroplane to Antarctica but also hunted for pirate gold on Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island", served as a frontline trenches officer and a member of one of the RFC's elite squadrons during the First World War, travelled from Cape to Cairo during the golden age of the African safari and finally worked as a screenwriter and editor at Shepperton Studios.

Keywords:Film industry, cinema, Hollywood, Antarctica, Exploration, Shackleton, Mawson, Captain Scott, World War I, First World War, RFC, RAF
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V145 Modern History 1900-1919
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V146 Modern History 1920-1949
Divisions:Professional services > Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute
ID Code:23501
Deposited On:14 Jul 2016 09:09

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