Actually, it was Scott, not Shackleton, who lost the race with Amundsen. Pedantic...who?...moi?
Bugger! and me such a stickler for historical accuracy too. I could call it artistic license but I shan't. Cock-up seems more appropriate especially as I knew once I stopped to think. Never mind - well spotted.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
This is not put on as a public entertainment... it's put on to reach a certain goal.