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Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance


This is a movie trailer about the story, and real life event, "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World". This is a true story about a group of men and their ship, the Endurance. All of the people I used are of who I think could depict the characters best.

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the Worldvividly recreates one of the most extraordinary adventure stories in history. In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and 27 men sailed from England in an attempt to become the first team of explorers to cross the Antarctic continent from one side to the other. Five months later and still 100 miles from land, their ship,Endurance, became trapped. The expedition survived an Antarctic winter in the icebound ship, then, afterEndurancesank, five months camped on the ice followed by a perilous boat journey through storms and icebergs to remote and unvisited Elephnat Island, 600 miles from Cape Horn. From there, their only hope was for someone to fetch help. In a dramatic climax to this amazing survival story, Shackleton and five others navigated 800 miles of the treacherous open ocean in a 20-foot boat and then hiked across the unmapped, glacier-strewn interior of South Georgia Island to a whaling station. In August 1916, 19 months afterEndurancefirst became icebound, Shackleton led a rescue party back to Elephant Island for his men. Jennifer Armstrong narrates these almost unbelievable events with vigor, an eye for detail, and an appreciation of the marvelous leadership of Ernest Shackleton, who brought home every one of his men alive. With them survived a remarkable archive of photographs of the expedition, more than forty of which are reproduced here.


Reading Guide for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World

Summary The book 'Shipwreck at the bottom of the world', is about a crew of 28 men who set out in the ocean to reach Antarctica, the continent covered in ice, located in the south. After saying good bye to their family and friends, the men set sail on August 8th 1914 on a newly designed ship called 'Endurance', with hope of returning with fame, money and many scientific researches. Endurance sails the oceans, when she makes a sudden stop at Weddell Sea before reaching Vahsel Bay. The men get out of the ship to rest and take a break from the long journey to the bottom of the world. It's not soon before some of the men start realizing that the ship has gotten stuck in the pack of ice. After this news breaks out to the men, the leader, Ernest Shackleton and two other men plan on getting back on the ship so that they can make their way the Antarctica. Eventually, Endurance begins to break down and sinks, leaving 28 men stranded in the Antarctic. While some men struggle to find ways to escape the Antarctic, others go out hunting for penguins, seals and even whales so that they could provide meat to the crew. Soon it becomes hard to find enough meat and this leaves the men with no choice but to kill their guard dogs for meat. Several men start losing hope and worry that they will never get to see their wives and children again. Unlike those men, Shackleton encourages the team to think positively and tells them to make the best out of what they have got. When winter arrives, things get tougher for the men as they face the shortage of supply of food, heavy storms and loss of hope to get home. Shackleton, Frank Wild and Frank Worsley come up with plans on escaping the island by riding an 800-mile open-boat journey in the James Caird to reach South Georgia (located near Antartica). From there, Shackleton was able to rescue the men waiting on Elephant Island, bringing all of them home safe.