The HMS <em>Endurance</em> crushed between the floes
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RCIN 2580098

The HMS Endurance crushed between the floes

25 October 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917

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A week after the ship had been forced out of the ice came the final blow–the pressure crushed the ship into a mass of broken timber fragments, and then the ice parted sufficiently to allow the Endurance to sink.