The story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek from the South Pole, starved and frozen, only eleven miles from a supply camp. In November 1912, a rescue party discovered their last letters and diaries, which told a story of bravery, hardship, and self-sacrifice that. shocked the world. Recent decades have seen controversy rage over whether Scott was the last of a line of great Victor
Contents; List of Plates; List of Figures; List of Maps; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE: Measuring the World; CHAPTER TWO: The Race to the South Pole; CHAPTER THREE: Disaster in the Antarctic; CHAPTER FOUR: Remembering the Dead; CHAPTER FIVE: 'Martyrs of Science'; CHAPTER SIX: 'For the Honour of our Country'; CHAPTER SEVEN: 'These Were Men'; CHAPTER EIGHT: 'So Many Heroes'; EPILOGUE; Appendix 1 British Memorials Commemorating the Antarctic Disaster, 1913-1925; Appendix 2 Message to the Public; Notes; Further Reading; Index
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