Monthly Archives: December 2011

Scott 100 Day 61 31st December 1911 : The Experience on the Ice

The Ice Experience. Thinking about the daily grind of life on the march gives an opportunity to consider how hard their lives were. The diaries tell us day by day about the adventure in terms of crevasses, snowdrifts, manhauling and the weather. But … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 60 30th December 1911 : Campbell – Scott’s other party

Campbell. Victor Campbell ran away from Eton three times before his father let him join the Royal Navy, a measure of the man’s determination. He was in charge of a party on board the Terra Nova that would sail the … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 59 29th December 1911 : Loyalty and Blame

Loyalty and Blame. Scott criticises Teddy Evan’s more than anyone else and when Scott suspects that the second team are not pulling well it is Evan’s he replaces and thus sending a message to all on how he regards Evan’s. … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 58 28th December 1911 : It’s not the men it’s the equipment

The truth in the diaries. The discussion on the well being of Oates and the general condition of the other men is, according to Fiennes, speculation. There is no direct reports of limping or conversations about continuing on in the men’s diaries recorded … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 57 27th December 1911 : Speaking truth to power

Speaking truth to power. The conversation between Wilson and Oates concerning actions to take if injured cover the possibility of major injury while on the ice. But what about minor injuries or long standing weaknesses ? There is talk in many of … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 56 26th December 1911 : Injury

Injury. Yesterday Lashly fell into a crevasses but was hauled out with no significant injury, but what would have happened if he had been badly hurt ? There was no possibility of rescue and no communication to the outside world and so … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 55 25th December 1911 : Christmas Day

Christmas Day. No resting, the march continues. Lashly fell through a deep crevasses and it was perhaps more of a serious event then its mention indicates. Lashly is rescued by Evan’s, Crean and Bowers and they continue the march south. … Continue reading

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