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Shackleton and the Endurance - Stuck in the Antarctic Ice

On the 24th of April, 1916, Ernest Shackleton realized his ship—the Endurance—was so badly stuck in ice that he had to take other measures to protect his crew. 

Shackleton and five men, of the Imperial-Trans-Antarctic Expedition, launched a life boat (from Elephant Island) to begin their now-legendary rescue mission.

This clip from a made-for-television miniseries, featuring Kenneth Branagh as Shackleton, recreates the plight of the Endurance and depicts Shackleton's resolve to overcome the ice (with its many dangers) and the odds (which were heavily stacked against the crew).


Media Credits

Scene from Shackelton, starring Kenneth Branagh in the title role. 

Production companies:

A&E Television Networks
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (in association with)
Channel 4 Television Corporation
Firstsight Films

Clip online, via YouTube. 

Copyright, A&E, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for education purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.

 

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