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Scott 100 : Conclusion and References

Conclusion and References. I have not been to the South Pole or spent time in Cambridge at the Scott Polar Research Institute looking over primary material. I have been hungry but never starved and I have been cold but only for a short period of … Continue reading

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Scott 100 : Legacy

Legacy. One Hundred years ago five men died on the ice, they didn’t even achieve their goal of being first to the Pole and yet the interest in their fate remains to this day. Several factors combine to make the story a … Continue reading

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Scott 100 : Why ?

Why ?. Why did Scott and his men perish on the ice and is the story the same now as it was 100 years ago ? Some writers argue that Scott would have made it back to Cape Evans except … Continue reading

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Scott 100 : Finding the men

Finding the men. Scott, Wilson and Bowers joined their fallen comrades Titus Oates and Edgar Evans, the three men lie in the tent while the wind and snow continue to batter their ice tomb. The raging that continued outside must have been … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 148 29th March 1912 : I do not think I can write anymore

I do not think I can write anymore. The entry is dated the 29th but no one can really be certain of the date Scott wrote these famous words, or the time of death that followed –  but most writers report it as the 29th … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 147 28th March 1912 : Message to the Public

Message to the Public. The most famous letter Scott wrote, when found and returned to England it would be read out in schools throughout the land. ‘The causes of the disaster are not due to faulty organisation, but to misfortune … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 146 27th March 1912 : Others

Others. Scott, Wilson and Bowers remain in the tent, there is no mention of when they died or who died first but Scott still has unfinished letters to write and it will still be a few days before his final … Continue reading

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