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Shackleton's Boat Journey


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Frank A. Worsley was the Captain of the H. M. S. Endurance, the ship used by the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914-16 expedition to the Antarctic. On its way to the Antarctic continent the Endurance became trapped and then crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty-eight drifted in an ice floe for five months. Finally reaching an uninhabited island, Shackleton, Worsley and four others sailed eight hundred miles in a small boat to the island of South Georgia, an astounding feat of navigation and courage. All hands survived this ill-fated expedition; as Worsley writes, 'By self-sacrifice and throwing his own life into the balance, (Shackleton) saved every one of his men...although at times it looked unlikely that one could be saved.'

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Cordee Code: CIC027
Author: Worsley
No of Pages: 224
Page Size: 138 x 217 mm
ISBN 10: 0712665749
ISBN 13: 9780712665742
Publisher: Pimlico
Published Date: May 1999
Edition: 2 Rev ed , May-1999
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: 8pl
Weight: 260g


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