SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
A FURTHER FILM AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE
This edited film grippingly evokes the stark atmosphere facing Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men as they faced up to the darkness and icy temperatures of a polar winter, and doubts about how they would get home at all.
Among those interviewed in the first section are McNish's and Orde-Lees' grandsons; there are some striking moving sequences from Hurley's filming, close-ups of members of the crew (including Hurley himself), extended sequences featuring the dogs, and comments from Roland Huntford, Peter Wordie and South Georgia historian Tim Carr.
Even Mrs. Chippy, McNish's cat, features, along with the story that she once fell overboard and had to be retrieved by the ship.
The film goes on to tell the full story of the Endurance expedition, with atmospheric filming of Antarctica, a first-rate narration and striking contributions from members of the crew, either speaking in retrospect or convincingly performed by actors. The techniques used even with still photos add much to the impact of the film, which is reproduced here in 11 sections, thus giving ease of access to different stages of the journey.