SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
BY MAKING MOVIES NZ AND NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE
Full details are given in the story immediately below (with many pictures).
You can find the superb film on the YouTube website at :
Note that you may need to sign in to Google to view the film, which can be a little tiresome.
Specially for the film, the makers constructed a fine new replica of James Caird. Craig Parker plays Worsley and Charles Pierard, Shackleton. High definition-quality archive material brings the story vividly to life. Tim McCarthy is played by his great-grandson, Peter McCarthy, who works at the Christchurch Antarctic Centre.
James Heyward's film company gifted the James Caird replica to an Education Programme based on the expedition, run by Peter McCarthy.
It is not always realised that Worsley commanded 21 vessels in his day, as well as five warships; in the latter guise he was a celebrated and successful hunter of enemy U-boats.
Gratifyingly, the 2011 film received very substantial financial backing from New Zealand Television.