Nearly 100-year-old photographs taken during one of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expeditions have been revealed for the first time.
Twenty-two negatives - many of them damaged - have been painstakingly conserved after they were discovered by the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust at Robert Falcon Scott's hut at Cape Evans earlier this year.
The clumped-together cellulose nitrate negatives were found in a small box in Scott expedition photographer Herbert Ponting's darkroom.
Actually, it might be the memory of the show, which I saw quite a few years ago. It made me miserable watching it during what turned into winter in Nebraska. We have two weeks of spring and two weeks of fall. The rest is summer or winter -- that certainly the way it was that way this year. Actually, after I stop shivering from just thinking about that show, I believe Mr. Shackleton had a great navigator who should be given the credit. But Shackleton was the motivator for his crew. He may have lost one or two, or perhaps none--but "Endurance," does belong in the title of the show. If you can the original show in its entirety, you can a more accurate account than my memory will provide, and you being in a warm climate, you might even enjoy the setting of the show.
I just watched "Doomsday Volcanoes," PBS Online, I really enjoyed all that nice hot lava! (For once they had the right type of show during the right time o year )
I think those items that you mentioned, Neil, the helicopter would been the most desired one. ,if I remember the Shackleton story correctly, he did an amazing job of navigating.
yes, penny, apparently the only danger they were in, was dying from boredom. It is interesting to see that the major new services have done in excellent job, except in 1 or 2 cases of avoiding mentioning that this expedition was to study global warming.
"Captain Obvious" Jim, you forgot to mention that they didn't have GPS or laptops, either. The 1st mass-produced helo was the Sikorsky R-4 Hoverfly, in service over 20 yrs later. But even it would've been problematic here, as it had short range & little useful load.
Shackleton is rightfully remembered for his amazing feat of survival, if not for the successes of his missions, You apparently can see (highlights?) of his most famous trip, Voyage of Endurance. I remember watching the whole show on PBS. It probably was shown in a winter season(why do these klutzes at PBS think we in the Northern hemisphere want to watch programs with snow and ice in them during the winter!!!) You might find the whole program here, NOVA: Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance. You'll get to read more about it there, also.
Now, if want to wait until the middle of summer to look at it, I sure wouldn't blame you!
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.---NASB