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ON DEC. 5, 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, an Anglo-Irish polar explorer, set sail for Antarctica aboard a 144-foot, three-masted wooden schooner named Endurance. His objective: Complete the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. But Shackleton and his crew became ensnared in pack ice about 100 miles from their intended destination and were stranded for more than a year. Forced to rely on the likes of seal-backbone soup and penguin meat for sustenance, the expedition party was finally rescued in August 1916.

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