This is an incredible story of courage against daunting hardship. From Jared Tayler at unz.com:
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I’m going to tell you what may be the most heroic story of courage and endurance in history. It’s the story of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition of 1914 to 1916.
Shackleton, an Anglo-Irish polar explorer, had been deeply disappointed that the British had been beaten to the North Pole by the American Peary expedition in 1909 and that Norwegians under Roald Amundsen had been the first to the South Pole.
Robert Peary, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Credit: Olav Bjaaland (1873–1961), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition would save Britain’s honor.
It was to be the first crossing of the continent, following the line on this map – crossing the pole, then continuing on to Ross Island.
Another team was to leave supplies in several places from the interior to the coast, where a ship would pick up Shackleton and his men.
The expedition was an utter failure. The men never even set foot on Antarctica. And yet, even in failure – in an ordeal that lasted 617 days for most of the men – it was one of the all-time great achievements against incredible odds.
I watched the British TV series in 2002 (mentioned in the comments section) – still etched in my mind.
No man was left behind.
Why they didn’t go quite mad, I don’t understand – everything was against them.
You are welcome. It’s an incredible story.
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