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The pressure menaced us on all sides, August-September 1915
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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The pressure menaced us on all sides, August-September 1915

August-September 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V

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On 27 October the pressure from the ice finally staved in the sides of Endurance: 'the ice mill is in motion again' wrote Hurley 'Immense slabs are rafted, balance a moment, then topple down and are over-ridden by a chaos of crunched fragments…the line of pressure now assaults the ship and she is heaved to the crest of the ridge like a toy .' She finally sank on the 21 November 1915 More