Shackleton centenary commemorated

A plaque has been unveiled at Millbay in Plymouth to commemorate 100 years to the day since Ernest Shackleton set sail on Endurance.

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100 years since Ernest Shackleton set sail from Plymouth

The centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's departure from Plymouth on his mission to cross Antarctica has been commemorated today. His granddaughter the Honourable Alexandra Shackleton unveiled a plaque at Millbay to mark the anniversary. An historic sailing ship was used to recreate the start of the voyage, which is recognised as one of greatest rescue operations in history. He saved all 27 of his men and brought them home after their ship was crushed by ice.

An historic sailing ship takes part in recreation of Shackleton's voyage Credit: ITV News West Country
A plaque is unveiled at Millbay in Plymouth in memory of Shackleton Credit: ITV News West Country
The plaque was unveiled by his granddaughter The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton (centre) Credit: ITV News West Country
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