135 x 216 x 17mm
Frank A Worsley was the Captain of HMS Endurance, the ship used by the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1915-16 expedition to the Antarctic. On its way to the Antarctic continent the Endurance became trapped and then crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty-eight drifted on an ice floe for five months. Finally reaching an uninhabited island, Shackleton, Worsley and four others sailed eight hundred miles in a small boat to the island of South Georgia, an astounding feat of navigation and courage. All hands survived this ill-fated expedition - a breathtaking story of courage, skill and determination under the most appalling conditions, and one of the greatest survival stories of all times.
Contains black and white photographs