Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Endurance



This is another picture from the 1915 Shackleton Expedition to Antarctica. The picture shows the endurance getting crushed by the ice. This stranded the expedition on an ice flow. Miraculously they survived. It is an amazing story of human endurance and survival. You can read the entire story in Shackleton's book which is available online at Project Gutenberg: 

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/5199/5199-h/5199-h.htm

1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised they would still be using wooden ships as late as 1915. I suppose a wooden ship would have been more flexible, for lack of a better word, than an iron one.

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