111. Shackleton: The Hero of Antarctica

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As the timber creaked under the pressure of the Antarctic ice, Shackleton knew his voyage aboard the Endeavour was doomed. What the ice gets, the ice keeps. And so followed one of the most obscenely daring – to the point stupidity – and heroic rescue attempts. Shackleton was determined to leave no man behind, so he set off on the high seas on a tiny lifeboat, with a few men, and no navigational equipment, in the hope he could bring back a bigger ship to save his men. But did he succeed? Listen as William and Anita are once again joined by Gabrielle Walker to finish the story of Shackleton and his absurd bravery in the Endurance expedition.


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