In the age of heroic explorers and the twilight of the British Empire, Ernest Shackleton embodied the spirit of adventure and exploration that defined the era. Shackleton’s fierce determination coupled with an indomitable spirit and leadership qualities enabled him to explore uncharted regions of Antarctica, and to avert almost certain disaster when an expedition went horribly wrong. This episode of BIOGRAPHY looks at the life and adventures of this daring explorer.
Color and black and white. Approx. 50 minutes. In the generic A&E DVD box.