South: the story of Shackleton's last expedition, 1914-1917

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South: the story of Shackleton's last expedition, 1914-1917  (1920) 
by Ernest Henry Shackleton


SOUTH

THE STORY OF SHACKLETON'S
LAST EXPEDITION 1914-1917: BY
SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON
C.V.O. : WITH EIGHTY-EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS
AND DIAGRAMS




THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

NEW YORK

MCMXX

Copyright, 1920,

By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

Set up and electrotyped. Published January, 1920.

TO
MY COMRADES
WHO FELL IN THE WHITE WARFARE
OF THE SOUTH AND ON THE
RED FIELDS OF FRANCE
AND FLANDERS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
FACING
PAGE
In the Pride of Her Youth. Colour Photograph by F. Hurley Frontispiece
The Leader 4
The Weddell Sea-Party 5
Young Emperor Penguins 8
A Huge Floe of Consolidated Pack 9
Samson 12
Ice-Plowers 13
Midnight off the New Land 24
New Land: Caird Coast 25
Close under the Barrier 28
Trying to cut a way for the Ship through the Ice to a Lead ahead (February 14, 1915) 29
The Night Watchman's Story 36
The Dying Sun: The Endurance firmly frozen in 37
The Rampart Berg 40
A Bi-Weekly Performance: Scrubbing out the "Ritz" 41
Pylon Avenue 44
The Long Long Night 45
The Pups 50
Ice-Pressure at Midwinter 51
Ice-Rafting 56
The Returning Sun 57
Wild and Shackleton in the Heavy Pressure 60
Exercising the Dogs 61
Crab-eater Seals 66
The Beginning of the End 67
"Within a few Seconds she heeled over until she had a List of Thirty Degrees to Port" 70
Almost Overwhelmed 71
"The Driving Floe, moving laterally across the Stern split the Rudder and tore out the Rudder-Post and Stem-Post" 76
The End 77
A Week Later 80
"The Wreckage lies around in Dismal Confusion" 81
The First Attempt to reach the Land Three-Hundred-and-Forty-Six Miles away 84
Ocean Camp 85
The Look-out at Ocean Camp 90
The Emergency Sledges being packed in case of a sudden break up of the Ice 91
The Sledges packed and ready 100
Relaying the James Caird 101
Potash and Perlmutter 106
"Loneliness":Patience Camp 107
The Kitchen at Patience Camp 110
The Stove at Patience Camp constructed out of old Oil-drums 111
Worsley taking Observations of the Sun to determine our Position 116
"We cut Steps in this Twenty-five Foot Slab and it makes a fine Look-out" 117
"There was no Sleep for us that Night, so we lit the Blubber Stove" 122
Hauling up the Boats for the Night 123
The Reeling Berg 131
Sailing South Again 131
The First Landing ever made on Elephant Island, April 15, 1916 144
"We Pulled the Three Boats a little Higher on the Beach" 145
The First Drink and Hot Food for Three-and-a-Half Days 148
Mount Frank Houlder, Elephant Island 149
Launching the James Caird 164
The Stancomb-Wills 165
In Sight of our Goal: Nearing South Georgia 180
Landing on South Georgia 181
Sea Elephants on South Georgia 194
The Cliffs we descended whilst crossing the Island 195
One of the Glaciers we Crossed 202
A Typical View in South Georgia 203
Panorama of South GeorgiaBetween pp. 210-211
The Yelcho 214
Arrival at Punta Arenas with the Rescued Men 222
Frank Wild, Second in Command of the Expedition 223
Our Dugout 226
The Hut on Elephant Island 227
View of Interior of Hut on Elephant Island 230
Marooned on Elephant Island 231
Elephant Island 236
The Rescue Ship Sighted 237
"All Safe! All Well!" 242
View through a Cave on Elephant Island 243
The Aurora 256
Ice Stalactites at the Entrance to a Cave on Elephant Island 257
A Newly-frozen Lead 270
The Ross Sea Party 271
Mackintosh and Spencer-Smith being dragged on the sledge 294
"The Rudder was bent over to Starboard and Smashed" 295
"Next Morning the Jury-Eudder was Shipped" 338
Ice Nomenclature: 1. Young Ice (Bay Ice of Scoresby) in the Middle Distance 340
2. Light Pack 341
3. Heavy Hummocked Pack 342
4. Hummocky Pack and Frozen Lead of Young-Ice 343
5. Close Pack 344
6. Open Pack 345
7. Very Open Pack, approximating to Drift-ice 346
8. Drift-Ice 347
"The Rookery" 356
The Anemometer covered with Rime 357
Map—The Voyage of the Endurance 374
Index 375

South - the story of Shackleton's last expedition, 1914-1917 - Frontispiece.jpg

IN THE PRIDE OF HER YOUTH

Colour photograph by F. Hurley.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


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