Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition


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Described as ‘The Greatest Survival Story of All Time’ by Sir Edmund Hillary, the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Ernest Shackleton is regarded as the last of the heroic expeditions of the polar regions.

During an attempt to be the first to cross Antarctica, Shackleton and his crew were 80 miles from their destination when their vessel, Endurance, became stuck in sea ice and after four months was crushed. All 28 men were left stranded, drifting on the ice for another six months, having dragged three boats and provisions from the ship.





2016 (January 7 2016)
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Size 37mm (h) x 35mm (v)
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Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition 1st Stamp (2016) Entering the Antartic ice - December 1914

Entering the Antartic ice - December 1914

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Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition 1st Stamp (2016) Endurance drozen in pack ice - January 1915

Endurance drozen in pack ice - January 1915

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Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition £1.00 Stamp (2016) Striving to free Endurance - February 1915

Striving to free Endurance - February 1915

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Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition £1.00 Stamp (2016) Trapped in pressure crack - October 1915

Trapped in pressure crack - October 1915

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Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition £1.33 Stamp (2016) Patience Camp - December 1915 - April 1916

Patience Camp - December 1915 - April 1916

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Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition £1.33 Stamp (2016) Safe arrival at Elephant Island - April 1916

Safe arrival at Elephant Island - April 1916

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Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition £1.52 Stamp (2016) Setting out for South Georgia - April 1916

Setting out for South Georgia - April 1916

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Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition £1.52 Stamp (2016) Rescue of Endurance crew - August 1916

Rescue of Endurance crew - August 1916

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