Category Archives: Other Voices

Goodbye

“I always feel as long as I am doing the work and getting through the fight that all is well.” β€” letter to Emily Shackleton *** [Upon Shackleton’s return to England and the Great War, reception was markedly… subdued. Even, … Continue reading

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Shackleton’s grave, Grytviken, South Georgia

“In the darkening twilight I saw a lone star hover Gem-like above the bay.” β€” Ernest Shackleton, last words in diary “I think this is as “the Boss” would have had it himself, standing lonely in an island far from … Continue reading

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The fate of the crew

The Endurance: “McCarthy, the best and most efficient of the sailors, always cheerful under the most trying circumstances, and who for these very reasons I chose to accompany me on the boat journey to South Georgia, was killed at his … Continue reading

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The Ross Sea Party

A close reporting of the fate of the Ross Sea Party has been outside the scope of this narration, as Shackleton had no way of receiving news from them until some of his party had reached South Georgia, the telegraph … Continue reading

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Prospice, by Robert Browning

Prospice FEAR death?β€”to feel the fog in my throat, The mist in my face, When the snows begin, and the blasts denote I am nearing the place, The power of the night, the press of the storm, The post of … Continue reading

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Arrival

“Shortly after 7 a.m. Sir E. rowed ashore & telephoned our arrival on to Punta Arenas, so that the populace might roll up and greet us after church, we being due to arrive at 12 noon. The Yelcho was bedecked … Continue reading

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In praise of Wild

“Every man is prone to make errors of judgment at times…but if ever a man worked hard and conscientiously to keep up the spirits and maintain the general peace & welfare of a community containing one or two “difficile” members … Continue reading

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