The first hot food after five days in the boats
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The first hot food after five days in the boats

15 April 1916

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917

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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. More