Viewing Entry - South (S15008) by Shackleton, Ernest Henry Sir
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South : the story of Shackleton's last expedition, 1914-1917
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Shackleton, Ernest Henry Sir
History, Voyages and travel.
History, Voyages and travel. Shackleton, Ernest Henry Sir, 1874-1922. Endurance (Ship) Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) Scientific expeditions -- Antarctica. Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration.
As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear.