In 1914, for two long, freezing days and nights a party of seal hunters- one-hundred and thirty-two men- were left stranded on an icefield floating in the North Atlantic in winter. They were thinly dressed, with almost no food, and with no hope of shelter on the ice against the snow or the constant bitter winds. To survive they had to keep moving. Those who lay down to rest, died. This is an incredible true story of bungling, greed, suffering and heroism. The disaster is careful traced, step by step. With the aid of compelling, contemporary photographs, this book paints an unforgettable portrait of the bloody trade of seal hunting among the icefields when ships-and men- were expendable.