Unseen images from Shackleton expedition go on display

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Navarone

2015-11-23 14:04:53

A number of rare and previously unseen images from Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1915 expedition to the Antarctic have gone on display for the first time.

The images went on display at London's Royal Geographical Society on Saturday, marking 100 years to the day since Shakleton's ship The Endurance sank after becoming trapped and subsequently crushed in pack ice-stranding it's crew and kicking off one of the most incredible survival stories of all time.

The images were taken by Shackleton's official expedition photographer Frank Hurley and have been stored at the Royal Geographical Society for 80 years. 

Now the some 90 images have been digitized from their original glass plate and celluloid negatives for the first time and are being displayed along with other memorabilia from the expedition. 

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