Both the geographic and magnetic South Poles were reached for the first time during the Heroic Age.
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- Smith, p. 414
- The historian Aant Elzinga gives the much later date of 1945, considering World War II to be the turning point in Antarctic research.Elzinga, Aang (1993). Changing Trends in Antarctic Research. Dordrecth: Springer. ISBN 978-0-58-528849-9.
- Barczewski, pp. 19–20.
- Huntford, p. 691 – "before machines took over."