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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The first hot food after five days in the boats

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
15 Apr 1916
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
12.8 x 20.3 cm
RCIN 
2580106
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
Description:

Photograph showing eight men standing around a stove, drinking from mugs and tankards. From left to right are: J Ord Lees [engineer]; J Wordie [geologist]; R Clark [biologist]; L Richardson [chief engineer]; L Greenstreet [chief officer]; Howe; Ernest Shackleton; Bakewell; A Kerr [2nd engineer] and Frank Wild

Since leaving South Georgia in December 1915, the crew of the 'Endurance' had just endured six days in open boats without adequate food, water or shelter and Elephant Island-though one of the starkest, most rugged and inhospitable islands in the South Atlantic-was a godsend.

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Category: 
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