Shackleton's Heroes

Shackleton's Heroes

The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive

Paperback384pp Illustrated196x127mm

9781785904868     Product Code: 513834

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Shackleton's 1914–17 Antarctic expedition is best remembered for its legendary escape after his ship Endurance was crushed by ice. Less well known are the exploits of the 'Mount Hope Party', dispatched aboard the Aurora to lay food depots across the Great Ice Barrier, without which the planned crossing of the frozen continent would have been impossible. Drawing on the diaries of six expedition members, this book records their story of hardship, heroism and camaraderie – and their tragic fate.

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