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Ernest Shackleton and his Antarctic Expeditions

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE, FRGS (1874-1922) was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Born in County Kildare, Ireland, Shackleton and his Anglo-Irish family moved to Sydenham in suburban London when he was ten. His first experience of the polar regions was as third officer on Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery Expedition, 1901-04, from which he was sent home early on health grounds, he and his companions Scott and Wilson set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S. During the second expedition 1907-1909 he and three companions established a new record Farthest South latitude at 88°S, only 97 geographical miles (112 statute miles, 180 km) from the South Pole, the largest advance to the pole in exploration history. Also, members of his team climbed Mount Erebus, the most active Antarctic volcano. For these achievements, Shackleton was knighted by King Edward VII on his return home. (from wikipedia.org)

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

Directed by George Butler and narrated by Liam Neeson, this film recounts the story of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members.


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Ernest Shackleton - wikipedia
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE, FRGS (1874-1922) was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
Race for the Poles
This film chronicles famous explorers' endeavors to become the first people to reach North and South Pole. Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton were their names.

e-Books
The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton
Author: Hugh Robert Mill, 1861-1950. Subject: Ernest Henry Shackleton, 1874-1922. Publisher: London : W. Heinemann. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.
The Heart of the Antarctic (Vol. I)
Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-09. Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton, 1874-1922. Publisher: London, Heinemann. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.
The Heart of the Antarctic (Vol. II)
Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-09. Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton, 1874-1922. Publisher: Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott company. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Aurora Australis, 1908-09
Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton, 1874-1922; George Marston; British Antarctic Expedition (1907-1909). Publisher: Antarctica : s.n.. Book Contributor: Museum Victoria.
South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917
Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton, 1874-1922. Subject: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Publisher: New York : Macmillan. Book contributor: Cornell University Library.
Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure
Author: Frank Arthur Worsley, 1872-1943. Subject: Ernest Shackleton, 1874-1922. Publisher: London : P. Allan & co.. Book Contributor: ASC - York University Libraries.
Shackleton's Last Voyage: The Story of the Quest
Author: Frank Wild, 1873-1939; Alexander Macklin, 1889-1967. Subject: Ernest Shackleton, 1874-1922; Quest (Ship); Antarctica. Publisher: London Cassell. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.
Into the Frozen South
Author: James William Slessor Marr, 1902-1965. Subject: Ernest Shackleton, 1874-1922; Quest (Ship); Antarctica. Publisher: London : Cassell. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.