The World’s Shortest Love Letter Part 1


  • The World’s Shortest Love Letter Part 1

    世界一短いラブレター Part 1


    Today, I would like to introduce you to the episode of the world’s shortest love letter.
    今日は、世界一短いラブレターのエピソードを紹介します。

    In 1956, the first Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition was sent to Shōwa Station in Antarctica.
    1956年、第1次南極地域観測隊が、昭和基地に派遣されました。

    And eleven of them tried to overwinter in Antarctica, but the unimaginable severity of nature hindered it.
    そして11名の隊員が、南極での越冬を試みるも、想像を絶する大自然の厳しさが襲い掛かります。

    According to records, their tents were blown off by blizzard, two-thirds of the food washed into drift ice, and they lived by eating seals and seagulls.
    テントは飛ばされ、食糧は流氷に流され、アザラシやカモメを食べながらの生活を送ったようです。

    In that era, there was neither internet nor telephone — the only communication means was a telegram.
    この時代、インターネットも電話もなく、唯一の連絡手段は電報でした。

    It was a very precious time for them to communicate with their families using telegrams.
    彼らにとって、電報を使った家族との交流は、なによりも楽しみなものでした。

    To be continued.
    続く。

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