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Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition

In 2016 Royal Mail launched a set of Special Stamps to mark the remarkable rescue of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance.

The eight-stamp set uses images of the actual voyage which were recorded by Shackleton’s official expedition photographer, Frank Hurley. These images went on to make Shackleton one of the most celebrated sailors and leaders of all time.

Hurley's photography is regarded as ground-breaking, and the stamp issue uses these to tell the chronological story of the voyage, survival and rescue.