The incredible story of Tom Crean, whose heroics over three pioneering expeditions to Antarctica in the early 20th century earned him the Albert Medal for bravery, It’s a story that the wider public were bereft of until almost a century later. This fully referenced book reveals hitherto unpublished information on his life before and after his distinguished Naval career. The book chronicles the harsh era that Crean was born into when Ireland was still under the governance of the British empire. His epic feats of bravery, undertaken on three separately documented occasions, are then covered in four chapters. The story continues with his return to a country at war for its independence, Crean’s death and the efforts now being made to earn him national recognition. It’s a story of hardship, escape and unparalleled bravery that is detailed as never before.