Efforts being made to free the ship from frozen captivity
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Efforts being made to free the ship from frozen captivity

February 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917

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On 14 February open water appeared ¼ mile away from the ship and all hands hurried to seize ice saws, axes, shovels, chisels and picks to cut a sailing channel. Hurley captures the men’s strenuous efforts to free the ship, unhappily without success. More