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Newspaper article International New York Times

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Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: Sir Ernest Shackleton is safe but his ship, the Endurance, is lost in 1916; Great Britain admits the loss of Crete to the Nazis in 1941.

1916 Shackleton Safe, but Ship Lost

LONDON At an early hour this morning [June 1] the "Daily Chronicle" received the following cablegram from Sir Ernest Shackleton: PORT STANLEY, Falkland Islands, May 31. "I have arrived here. The Endurance was crushed and broken in the middle of the Weddel Sea on October 27, 1915. She drifted over a distance of 700 miles in the ice up to April 9, 1916. We landed on Elephant Island on April 16. I left the ship on April 24, leaving twenty-two men in a hole in the ice cliffs. In company with five men I proceeded in a 22-foot boat to South Georgia in order to obtain help. When we left Elephant Island all was well, but urgent aid is necessary. …

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