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Something to Declare


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The last of the series 6: Victorian Travel
'... The fable of the Tortoise and the Hare is peculiarly applicable to travellers over wide and unknown tracts. It is a very high merit to accomplish a long exploration without loss of health, of papers, or even of comfort ... '
In 1855 Francis Galton published his Art of Travel. The book became an essential handbook for Victorian explorers, dealing with every aspect of travel in wild countries. Galton gave advice on organising expeditions, filtering muddy water, navigating in the dark, managing savages; and returning home unscathed and triumphant. Christopher Matthew delves into this piece of Victorian eccentricity. with Richard Vernon as Francis Galton and JOCK BEESLEY, JOHN HEMMING , ERIC NEWBY , JOHN JULIUS NORWICH and LAURENS VAN DER POST
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Francis Galton
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Richard Vernon
Unknown: Francis Galton
Unknown: John Hemming
Unknown: Eric Newby
Unknown: Laurens van Der
Producer: Alastair Wilson

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