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Maintaining a Positive Attitude in a Crisis

As the crew abandoned Endurance, the worst pessimist on the expedition recorded in his diary, "... we are wrecked ... but not beaten."

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As the days darken earlier in the northern hemisphere, we can relate to Shackleton's words in South and marvel at the extraordinary cheerfulness of the Endurance crew... "A fine aurora in the evening

Worsley's Journal, November 23, 1915 The blasting of our Leader’s hopes and plans – at all events for this year – must be bitterly hard on him, but he, as ever, bears up wonderfully against misfortune

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