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  BBC - History - Ernest Shackleton (1874 - 1922)
Ernest Henry Shackleton was born on 15 February 1874 in County Kildare, Ireland.
Shackleton's crew had already abandoned the ship to live on the floating ice.
Shackleton's fourth expedition aimed to circumnavigate the Antarctic continent but on 5 January 1922, Shackleton died of a heart attack off South Georgia.
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  Ernest Shackleton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shackleton was born at Kilkea House, near Athy, County Kildare, Ireland in 1874, and served as a merchant marine officer, becoming a captain in the Royal Naval Reserve.
Sir Ernest Shackleton is the subject of Shackleton, a two-part Channel 4 drama directed by Charles Sturridge and starring Kenneth Branagh as the explorer.
Shackleton Crater lies at the south pole of the Moon.
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 Endurance - Shackleton's Expedition - Biography
Ernest Shackleton was born on February 15, 1874, in later years he liked to recall that he shared his birthday with Galileo.
Ernest was the second child and elder son of a family that eventually numbered two brothers and eight sisters.
Shackleton enlisted in the Navy at the age of fourteen, the age limit for entry at that time.
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 Profile of Ernest Shackleton
A man of restless energy and a lover of adventure, Ernest Shackleton is famed for his initiative and endurance in exploring the Antarctic.
Shackleton, having impressed those close to the expedition with his personality, was chosen to go with Scott to the South Pole on the famous Discovery expedition in the summer of 1901.
Under great mental and physical stress, Shackleton died on South Georgia Island in 1922 of natural causes and was buried at a whaling station at the insistence of his wife.
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Shackleton was born in County Kildare, Ireland 1874, and served as a merchant marine officer.
Shackleton organized and led the "British Antarctic Expedition" (1907-1909) to Antarctica.
Shackleton's base camp was built on Ross Island at Cape Royds, approximately 20 miles north of the Scott's Hut of the 1901-1904 expedition.
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 AllAboutIrish - Sir Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Shackleton was born at Kilkea, Co. Kildare, on February 15, 1874, the son of Anglo-Irish farmer Henry Shackleton and the Irish Henrietta Gavan.
While Ernest was still a boy his father moved his Quaker family to Dublin where he took up the study of medicine at Trinity College.
Shackleton was part of the team led to Antarctica by Robert Scott on the ship Discovery and reached a point within 400 miles of the South Pole.
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 Ernest Shackleton
Because of his previous experience, Shackleton knew that the morale of his team of explorers would be severely tested during the long, dark winter months in which the team would be forced to survive in a single wooden hut.
Shackleton’s career as an explorer included his famous second journey aboard the Endurance, the ship which was trapped and crushed in the frozen sea ice in 1914.
Though Ernest Shackleton was later knighted for having led his men to back to safety against impossible odds, the publication of this matchless book is an important landmark in exploration history.
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 The My Hero Project - Ernest Shackleton
Shackleton's earliest days were spent on his family's farm in Ireland, where he was born on February 15, 1874.
Shackleton and his men are believed to be the first humans to set foot on Elephant Island.
Shackleton caught a ride on a mail boat to nearby Chile, where he chartered a boat for the third rescue attempt.
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 Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Shackleton was invalided home in 1903, but the experience gained on the Scott expedition aided him greatly as commander of a south polar expedition (1907–9).
In the course of this expedition Mt. Erebus was ascended, the south magnetic pole was located, and the polar plateau was crossed to a point less than 100 mi (160 km) from the South Pole.
Shackleton rescued his Elephant Island party and later returned to the Weddell Sea to pick up others left there earlier in the expedition.
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 Ernest Shackleton Biography (Explorer) — Infoplease.com
Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer of the South Pole who is best remembered for leading his crew to safety after the failed expedition of the
Shackleton, known as "The Boss," took five men and sailed 800 miles in an open boat from Elephant Island to the island of South Georgia, then went back and saved the rest of his crew, all of whom survived.
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton - Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry, 1874–1922, British antarctic...
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 Antarctic Explorers: Ernest Shackleton
Shackleton decided to aim his efforts at persuading the governments of Argentina and Chile to forsake neutrality and enter the war on the side of the Allies.
But Shackleton is afraid the boat made fast to his own may break adrift...All night long he sits with his hand on the painter, which grows heavier and heavier with ice as the unseen seas surge by, and as the rope tightens and droops under his hand his thoughts are busy with future plans".
Shackleton wrote, "I know you have always been a good friend to me; that there is not a spark of jealousy or backbiting about you, that both publicly and privately you have always boosted my work and myself, and stood by me so that I count you a real friend.
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 Antarctic Explorers: Ernest Shackleton
In Shackleton's own words, "After the conquest of the South Pole by Amundsen who, by a narrow margin of days only, was in advance of the British Expedition under Scott, there remained but one great main object of Antarctic journeyings--the crossing of the South Polar continent from sea to sea".
Shackleton wrote, "I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
Shackleton descended to the others and told them to watch the chronometer for seven o'clock as this would be the time the whalers would be called to work; right to the minute the steam whistle sounded.
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 Sir Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Shackleton is probably best known for leading a thousand mile open boat journey across the treacherous Southern Ocean after losing his ship to the crushing ice floes of the Weddell Sea.
The trip that first brought Shackleton into the public eye was the Discovery expedition under the command of a neophyte explorer named Robert Falcon Scott.
When Scott heard of Shackleton's plans, he even went so far as to require Shackleton to swear he would not use the base at McMurdo Sound, as Scott felt it was his and his alone.
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 Ernest Shackleton - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Shackleton participated in the National Antarctic Expedition, organized by the Royal Geographical Society in 1901, led by Robert Falcon Scott.
Shackleton's base camp was built on Ross Island at Cape Royds, approximately 20 miles north of the Scott's Hut of the 1901–1904 expedition.
Shackleton returned to the United Kingdom a hero and was immediately awarded a knighthood.
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 Ernest Shackleton - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shackleton was born in Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland in 1874, and served as a merchant marine officer.
There is some suggestion that Scott disliked Shackleton's popularity in the expedition and used his health as an excuse to remove him; he was Merchant Marine and Scott was Royal Navy—which was also part of the contention with whether Armitage was to remain for the second winter.
Shackleton: The Polar Journeys: Incorporating the "Heart of the Antarctic" and "South" by Sir Ernest Shackleton (Collins, 2002) ISBN 1903464269
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 Sir Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Henry Shackleton was born in County Kildare, Ireland on 15 February 1874, his family originally coming from Yorkshire, England.
Despite the expedition's failure Shackleton was inspired to lead his own expedition in 1907 that came within 97 miles of the South Pole.
Despite appearing on many Navy Lodge summonses throughout the period, Shackleton attended the first regular meeting of Guild of Freemen Lodge No. 3525 (United Grand Lodge of England) in 1911 and was passed to the second degree by that lodge on 2 November 1911.
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 cars - Ernest Shackleton
Shackleton was born in County Kildare, Ireland 1874, and served as a merchant marine officer.
Shackleton participated in the National Antarctic Expedition, which was organized by the Royal Geographical Society in 1901, and led by Robert Falcon Scott.
Shackleton's base camp was built on Ross Island at Cape Royds, approximately 20 miles (40 km) north of the Scott's Hut of the 1901–1904 expedition.
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 Dulwich College - Sir Ernest Shackelton
Shackleton rescued every member of his crew, and they received a tumultuous welcome on their return.
After Shackleton's death in 1922, Dr. J.Q. Rowett OA, a school friend and sponsor of Shackleton's final expedition on the Quest, presented the James Caird to Dulwich College where it remained on display in a memorial setting until an enemy bomb destroyed its housing in 1944.
On 12 September 1989, Lord Shackleton, Sir Ernest's younger son, viewed the James Caird in its new location in the North Cloister, on the occasion of the opening, by Lord Shackleton, of the new Third Form Building, to be known as The Shackleton Building.
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 Sir Ernest Shackleton - Antarctic explorer : Explorers & leaders : Maritime, sea & ships : Fact files & ...
After Captain Scott died during an attempt to reach the South Pole in 1912, Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) chose to tackle the challenge of Antarctica in a different way.
Shackleton was a romantic adventurer, who became interested in exploration and joined the Royal Geographical Society while still at sea.
Shackleton and his men set sail in August 1914, just as war was starting in Europe.
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 SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON ANTARCTIC EXPLORER AND THE ENDURANCE | GREAT EXPLORERS AND ADVENTURERS OF THE WORLD
Shackleton was born in Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland in 1874, and served as a merchant marine officer.
Shackleton's base camp was built on Ross Island at Cape Royds, approximately 20 miles (40 km) north of the Scott's Hut of the 1901–1904 expedition; the hut built at this camp in 1908 is on the list of the World Monuments Watch's 100 most endangered sites.
Ernest Shackleton's cylinder recording, from the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library.
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 Amazon.fr : Shackleton: The Polar Journeys: Livres en anglais: Ernest Henry Shackleton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some are actuated simply by a love of adventure, some have the keen thirst for scientific knowledge, and others again are drawn away from the trodden paths by the lure of 'little voices,' the mysterious fascination of the unknown.
South is Shackleton's account of a journey that began in August 1914 with high hopes of a first in exploration and ended two years later in another desperate struggle for survival, after the expedition's ship, the Endurance, was first trapped in sea-ice, then crushed.
Shackleton, with a handful of his party, braved the fury of the South Atlantic as they made their desperate 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia aboard the James Caird.
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 Shackleton (2002) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Plot Outline: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
This is a worthy drama, relating in reasonably accurate terms, the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic in 1914/16.
Shackleton's fame rests on his untiring efforts to lead his team of about 30 men to safety, which after two years he finally did - not a man was lost.
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 Sir Ernest Shackleton's Journey To Antarctica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shackleton led his 27-man crew through a harrowing two-year trip to safety after being stranded on ice floes when their ship, HMS Endurance, sank in the icy Weddell Sea 1,200 miles from the fringes of civilization.
Suddenly Shackleton is being honored in every conceivable venue: children's books, biographies, an exhibit at New York's American Museum of Natural History, a new wing of a Cambridge University library, and documentaries.
Shackleton's gift was to rally and maintain the morale of his crew, to a point where they even played soccer on the ice floe.
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 Sir Ernest Shackleton of the Antarctic and Sydenham
Ernest was first taught in one of Sydenham's many 'Dames Schools' - Fir Lodge run by "the redoubtable Miss Higgins (with ear trumpet) and her Chief of Staff Miss Parry".
Ernest was then sent to Dulwich College which was an energetic mile walk up a steep Westwood Hill and down an even steeper College Road.
Shackleton became an officer on the presigious Union Castle line which commanded the strategic UK to South Africa service at the important time of the Boer War.
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 South : A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage - Ernest Shackleton
His destination Antarctica, his expectations high, veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out, on the eve of the First World War, in pursuit of his goal to lead the first expedition across the last unknown continent.
Shackleton's gripping account of his incredible voyage follows him and his men across 600 miles of unstable ice floes to a barren rock called Elephant Island.
Shackleton recounts, too, the efforts of his support party aboard the Aurora, who in temperatures of -50 and winds of 80 m.p.h.
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 sir ernest shackleton | biography (1874-1922)
Ernest Shackleton was the second child and elder son of a family that eventually numbered two brothers and eight sisters.
In 1884, immediately after qualifying Dr Shackleton crossed the water to settle in England for good.
It was in Suburban London, therefore, that Ernest Shackleton passed the remainder of his boyhood.
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