The story behind the most successful failure of all time.
By Trevor ThiemePosted 03.15.2002 at 6:45 pm 0 Comments
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With civilization 1,000 miles away, all Sir Ernest Shackleton could hear over his radio was static. He had left England several months earlier with a crew of 27 in hopes of becoming the first man to cross Antarctica on foot. But in January 1915 his ship Endurance became trapped in ice just short of the continent. It was later crushed to pieces, stranding him and his men.
In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and twenty-seven men set forth on a south polar expedition, only to become trapped in pack ice and stranded for nearly two years in one of the most inhospitable regions of Earth. Shackleton's miraculous escape with his entire crew from certain death in the arctic unfolds in unprecedented detail on Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance, a two-hour documentary on NOVA, airing Tuesday, March 26, 2002, from 8 to 10 PM ET on PBS.
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