Shackleton's Source of Inspiration

“He knows what the universe expects of man – courage, endurance, faith –

faith in the goodness of existence.”


Shackleton's comment on his favorite poet and source of inspiration, Robert Browning

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A Rare Squabble on Elephant Island

From Orde-Lees journal, August 6, 1916 "It seems almost incredible but is none the less a fact that two of the men got quite talkative after their methylated spirit "dope" last night. After everyone e