Film & Video
The Endurance - Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Liam Neeson (Actor), Julian Ayer (Actor), George Butler (Director, Producer)
Kenneth Branagh (Actor), Charles Sturridge (Director)
South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic.
The National Film and Television Archive has recently restored Frank Hurley's extraordinary film record of Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-1916.
It is a unique historical record of one of the finest epics of survival in the history of Antarctic exploration, showing the voyage of the "Endurance" into the ice, its destruction, and the escape journey by the expedition members in three small rowing boats.
This remarkable film is now available from the British Film Institute, 21 Stephen Street, London, W1T 1LN, England, +44 20 79 57 8957.
Real Shackleton enthusiasts should join the James Caird Society, great
value. Two meetings a year in the company of the 'James Caird.'
The James Caird Society, established in l994 and a registered charity, is the only institution that exists to preserve the memory, honour the remarkable feats of discovery in the Antarctic and commend the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton (l874-l922), especially during the ill-fated but glorious Endurance expedition.
OTHER INTERESTING INFORMATION
A Transcript of a court hearing where Sir Ernest Shackleton is asked about the visibility of icebergs.
A very interesting site with lots of information about Antarctic history. Extremely well maintained.
A homepage by the Athy Heritage Centre in Co.Kildare, Ireland, which features a sledge from one of Shackleton's Expeditions which is on loan from Jonathan Shackleton.
A remarkable site following director George Butler with WGBH Large Format films and White Mountain Films filming in the Antarctic for three films on Shackleton and his Endurance Expedition during October and November 1999.
A site which produces photographs and posters from the Shackleton Expedtion of 1915.
This site is an excellent visitor site in Dundee, Scotland where the RRS Discovery now lies and is preserved as a museum. In 1901 Shackleton travelled on this ship with Scott.