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Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative from the Captain of the Endurance

Worsley, Frank Arthur

Editore: The Narrative Press, 2001
ISBN 10: 1589760905 / ISBN 13: 9781589760905
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Titolo: Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative ...

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Data di pubblicazione: 2001

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Riassunto: Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic expedition is trapped when their ship, the Endurance, gets stuck in pack ice. It is crushed nine months later. The crew camps on ice floes, floating north for five months, until they reach Elephant Island. Shackleton and five men then sail the 800 miles to South Georgia Island in a lifeboat to get help. The author, Worsley, was the ship's captain and guided the small boat voyage. A most remarkable journey, in which not a single man was lost, despite the unspeakable hardships.

L'autore: Frank A. Worsley, a native New Zealander, served as a reserve officer in the Royal Navy before becoming captain of the Endurance. His navigation skills were crucial to the eventua survival of the crew. He died in 1943. He commanded two ships in World War I, for which he was decorated, sailed with Shackleton again in 1921, and in 1925 was the joint leader of the British Arctic Exploration. Worsley died in 1943.

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