100 years ago today LIVE ON TWITTER, Shackleton arrives at Elephant Island

First meal on Elephant Island

After a harrowing boat journey and 16 months at sea, exhausted men savour a hot drink on the desolate Elephant Island.

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100 years ago today LIVE ON TWITTER, Shackleton arrives at Elephant Island

Exactly 100 years ago today Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew landed on Elephant Island in their bid to escape from the Antarctic. They were 346 miles from where the Endurance first sank and they had not felt solid ground under foot for 16 months. This is their story. Retold on Twitter.

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