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A letter from Ernest Shackleton to his wife, Emily. September 1916

As soon as Shackleton, Worsley and Crean reached the safety of the whaling station at Stromness on South Georgia, Shackleton was tireless in his efforts to rescue the men left stranded on Elephant Island.
He was eventually successful on 30 August 1916 aboard the Chilean tug, Yelcho.
The British and Norwegian governments had also planned rescue missions, but Shackleton was able to act quicker.

The letter is from Shackleton to his wife Emily with news that he had rescued the men stranded on Elephant Island. He signs himself 'Micky'

3rd Sept 1916

My darling,
I have done it. Damn the Admiralty. I wonder who is responsible for their attitude to me.
Not a life lost and we have been through Hell. Soon will I be home and then I will rest. This is just a line as I have only arrived today and the Steamer sails at once.
Give my love and kisses to the children
Your tired Micky