SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
A major focus for learning and study of the Arctic and Antarctic in Germany is the Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung.
http://www.awi.de/de/aktuellesundpresse/, named after one of the great figures of German scientific discovery, Alfred Wegener (1870-1930).
A useful bibliography can be found at
On his return to Britain, Shackleton was restless and began drinking too much: 'frivolously boyish' was one acquaintance's opinion of his behaviour. He found domestic life stifling and veered between irritability and remorse. He was sent on a war propaganda mission to Buenos Aires, unsuccessfully trying to persuade Argentina and Chile to forsake neutrality and enter the war with the Allies. Then in 1918 he headed an undercover expedition to establish a British presence in the far north of neutral Norway (where he had a suspected heart attack). Finally, following the Armistice in November, he became 'staff officer in charge of Arctic equipment' during the Allies' war against the Bolsheviks in the new Soviet Union, remaining in Murmansk as little more than a glorified storekeeper. Most of the time in between he lived at the Mayfair home of his mistress, American divorcée Rosalind Chetwynd. South, his account of the Endurance escapade, was published in 1919 and he hit the lecture circuit with tales of the ordeal.