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Shackleton's Boat Journey

Biography / Memoir
By: Frank Worsley(Author)
160 pages, illustrations, maps
Shackleton's Boat Journey
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  • Shackleton's Boat Journey ISBN: 9781780272092 Paperback Apr 2014 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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On August 1, 1914, on the eve of World War I, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his hand-picked crew embarked in HMS Endurance from London's West India Dock, for an expedition to the Antarctic. It was to turn into one of the most breathtaking survival stories of all time. Even as they coasted down the channel, Shackleton wired back to London to offer his ship to the war effort. The reply came from the First Lord of the Admiralty, one Winston Churchill: "Proceed." And proceed they did.

When the Endurance was trapped and finally crushed to splinters by pack ice in late 1915, they drifted on an ice floe for five months, before getting to open sea and launching three tiny boats as far as the inhospitable, storm-lashed Elephant Island. They drank seal oil and ate baby albatross (delicious, apparently). From there Shackelton himself and seven others – the author among them – went on, in a 22-foot open boat, for an unbelievable 800 miles, through the Antarctic seas in winter, to South Georgia and rescue. It is an extraordinary story of courage and even good-humour among men who must have felt certain, secretly, that they were going to die. Worsley's account, first published in 1940, captures that bulldog spirit exactly: uncomplaining, tough, competent, modest and deeply loyal. It's gripping, and strangely moving.

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Frank Worsley, born in 1872 in Akaroa in the South Island of New Zealand on Banks Peninsula, was a master mariner. In 1917 he won a DSO for sinking a U-boat and then a second DSO fighting the Bolshevik Army. Worsley was close to Shackleton through the whole expedition. He died in New Zealand.

Biography / Memoir
By: Frank Worsley(Author)
160 pages, illustrations, maps
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