A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. An albatross on or near the island of South Georgia. Sir Ernest Shackleton walks around the bird in a circle, moving his hand toward the defensive bird. The bird takes off. An albatross seated on a rock. Film shot late in 1921 or very early 1922, shortly before Shackleton's death on January 5, 1922.
A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. Clip opens with view of cover of ship log book for the Quest. A few frames of the clip show the logbook entry for January 5, 1922 indicating the sudden death of Ernest Shackleton from heart failure and notes about the attending physician, Macklin. Scene changes to show the grave of Ernest Shackleton in Grytviken, South Georgia. Crew members approaching and gathered around the grave site of Shackleton on a snow covered field. A wreath at the grave.
A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. Ship Quest reaches the southern most point of it's trip during their Antarctica expedition. Crew members dig and load blocks of ice in a container. The container being pulled aboard . The crew members dig at the snow covered ice and a dog is seen in the foreground. The ship is stopped, unable to get past the ice.
A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. Ship Quest on its return after it fails to move any further. The ship underway in the Antarctic Ocean as it returns. The ship sails through ice floating on water surface. Seals on an ice pack floating on water. A crew member climbs up a ladder on the rigging of Quest.
Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. Numerous birds in flight on Ascension Island. Men exploring the island, one of whom appears to be Ernest Shackleton (in one of his final days alive). Birds on the ground. Birds in flight. Birds on a rock on the island.
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Animated map shows the way point of the U.S. ships under Admiral Cruzen towards Antarctica. Shows whales and a whaler ship nearby, including whales breaching. U.S. Navy fleet advances through icy layer of Antarctica. A group of emperor penguins in the sea. Reconnaissance helicopters scout ahead. Scenes of Antarctica during twilight. Coastguard icebreaker breaks the icy layer making a way for the U.S. Navy fleet. A reconnaissance helicopter scouts ahead. The Submarine USS Sennet (SS-408) gets stuck in ice. Rescue boat rushes at the site of the stuck sub to save the crew. The Seaplane Tener Pine Island sends a helicopter which locates the old hut of Scott's 37 year old British expedition. The helicopter of the Eastern Group crashes while trying to land on the Pine Island. Crash boat rescues Captain George Dufek and his pilot.