SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
9 DEC 2006 TO 30 JUNE 2007
In partnership with the Scott Polar Research Institute, La Corderie Royale - Centre International de la Mer is organising an exhibition entitled "Surviving the ice: Ernest Shackleton towards the South Pole, 1914-1917" ("Survivants des glaces: Ernest Shackleton vers le Pôle Sud, 1914-1917")in the historic arsenal of Rochefort, France.
The SPRI has generously loaned a number of artefacts relating to Sir Ernest Shackleton's expeditions, including a tins of provisions specially prepared for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and a copy of Shackleton's chart of the route to South Pole, drawn by Frank Debenham for use on the Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-13.
For those interested in a site on the Antarctic full of information about the history of exploration, the continent's Geographical and Natural features, climate, travel and even the Political landscape, a visit to 'Antarctique: Sejours, Vacances, Voyage', a Swiss site in French, is to be recommended.
Headed 'Sejour en Antarctique', the site brings together on a single extended page many useful facts and figures about the Continent which so caught the imagination of Ernest Shackleton and many others from the continents of the globe - Europe, America, Australia and Asia.
A good deal of additional information on Antarctica and the various expeditions can be gleaned from the French Transpolair website.