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Shackleton's Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic (Adrenaline Classic Series)
Shackleton's Forgotten Men The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic - Adrenaline Classic Series Author:Lennard Bickel A dramatic true story of Antarctic tragedy and survival about the heroic group that was to lay supplies across the Great Ross Ice Shelf in preparation for the Endurance expedition. Launched by Shackleton (and led by Captain Aenaes Mackintosh), this courageous crew completed the longest sledge journey in polar history (199 days) and endured near ... more »unimaginable deprivation. They accomplished most of their mission, laying the way for those who never came. All suffered; some died. Now Australian writer Lennard Bickel honors these forgotten heroes in a gripping account that fills in a little-known and ironic piece of the Shackleton puzzle. Largely drawn from the author's interviews with surviving team member Dick Richards, this retelling underscores the capacity of ordinary men for endurance and noble action.« less
Courageous and heroic effort by a small group of men whose tale has been overshadowed by Shackleton's exploits on the other side of the Continent. Their 199 day journey on the ice was made to secure caches of support for Shackleton was a triumph although their sacrifice was unnecessary success as things turned out. The supplies were not used. An inspiring story of duty and heroism that should be remembered.