Shackletons Forgotten Men
Shackleton's Forgotten Men
The Untold Tale of an Antarctic Tragedy
By Leonard Bickel
As Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance struggled through their now-hallowed odyssey of survival, across the Antarctic continent the men responsible for laying their supplies met a different fate. Marooned on the ice by their ship, the Aurora, this small party forged courageously ahead like their counterparts on the Endurance, facing challenges that were, if possible, even worse. Fighting illness, hunger and exhaustion, they carried on to finish a job that killed three of them. Their astonishing 2000-mile sledge journey, made under the worst imaginable conditions, was the last major Antarctic expedition. It brought down the curtain on the heroic age of polar exploration.
“No more remarkable story of human endeavor has been revealed than the tale of that long march.” – Sir Ernest Shackleton
“This journey is without parallel in the annals of polar exploration…..a task almost beyond human endurance.” – Ernest Mills Joyce
“Balanced, vivid and informative, Bickel’s work ensures that duress endured by these men will not be soon forgotten.” – Publisher’s Weekly
Includes maps of the continent as well as the depot-laying route along with several photographs of “this side of the Endurance expedition.”
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