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Sir Ernest Shackleton’s HMS Endurance set sail for the Antarctic 100 years ago today

August 8, 2014

On the 8th August 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition ship HMS Endurance set sail from Plymouth, England, to Buenos Aires en route to the Antarctic Peninsula. This was the beginning of his fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914–17 during which his ship sank having been crushed by sea ice. He and his crew battled across sea […]