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George Vancouver was famous British Navy officer and navigator who is today best remembered by the Canadian city of Vancouver which carries his name. Here you can read more about his life, exploratory missions and other achievements.
During the very end of the era that is today remembered as Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, one naval officer and explorer managed to easily distinguish himself. Here you can learn more about the life and exploits of Richard Byrd.
British naval officer Sir George Back managed during his life to distinguish himself in both military career and as a naturalist and explorer. His efforts unveiled new unexplored area of the far north sea, survive harsh winters on the sea and return home in almost completely damaged ship.