Shackleton's Captain

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  1. richiek65

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    Some incredible original footage and photography as well as the recreated scenes with actors. The hardships these men went through must have been indescribable. Next time I think I'm having a hard day at work I'll think of these guys..

    Hmmm the YT link appears to be coming up age restricted, no idea why, it's completely family friendly .. Search for the thread title and you should get it straight up
     
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    Shackleton’s story is inspiring. The movie with Kenneth Branagh as Shackleton is very accurate and well done. If you haven’t seen it, check it out.
     
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    I'll definitely check that one out, thanks!
     
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    when men were tough as nails
     
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    The Shackleton Expedition story is to me one of the most vivid tales of leadership in the face of near insurmountable challenges. “Endurance” is a great book.
     
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    And smarter than Scott.
     
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    I imagine they were interviewed for any susceptibility to musical torture prior to leaving...

    https://oceanwide-expeditions.com/blog/leonard-hussey-s-banjo-brain-food

    I have one very much like Hussey's. Mine is a Windsor #1 and has some very cool/unique features, like a hollow neck. Another amazing expedition of the same period crossed OZ and one member also took along a Windsor #1 banjo (which is owned by a guy I know in OZ).
     
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    When I was a kid, Scott got all the hero worship and Shackleton was an afterthought, it seemed. Glad to see that the passage of time....and plenty of scholarship....has rebalanced the history, of this age of exploration.
     
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    Yep, amazing. I read the book many decades ago, saw the movie etc more recently.
     
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    I’ve read every book on this (Endurance is the best)
    Unbelievable what they went through and survived,
    And people think their life sucks because they’re stuck in traffic
     
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    Reading or hearing the story, one could easily assume it was fiction. Forget ocean voyages, space exploration, Lewis & Clark - the Shakleton expedition is about as amazing as it could get!
     
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    The whole story is incredible and inspiring, especially the self-preservation journey to, and over, South Georgia.

    "Do you know me?"

    "I know your voice. You're the mate of the Daisy."

    " ... My name is Shackleton."

    (or something like that)
     
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    “Endurance” is a great read. Very inspiring story. Tough going plus a whole lotta luck. Part of it is that it took certain types of people to even consider boarding that ship. Pretty much a suicide mission, but most were up for that gamble or felt like they had few options. Not too sure I’d put lots of stock into the leadership though in spite of how the story is told. I think it was more about simple survival.
     
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    It all started with the wrong boat for the job...

    Choose your tools carefully, boys...
     
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    see, generally, SS Minnow, designed for "a three hour tour"...


    But seriously, I devoured the book and marveled at the leadership of the Cap and as already stated, the loyalty of the men who worked as a unit to save each other, rather than fragment and die separately.
    It's unlikely that any of these crew-members had great career opportunities back at home (they probably weren't first-born in the family) so they stepped out into a wild new opportunity.:eek:

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    [QUOTE
    And people think their life sucks because they’re stuck in traffic[/QUOTE]

    Brilliant!
     
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