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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Display commemorates Scott's South Pole expedition (Scotland)

Display commemorates Scott's South Pole expedition (Scotland)One of the greatest stories of triumph and tragedy is told in a display at the National Library of Scotland. 'Scott's last expedition' uses material from NLS collections to recount the achievements of the men of the British National Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913. Four members of the expedition went with Captain Robert Falcon Scott on a gruelling trek across the Antarctic's snow and ice. Enduring extreme and hostile conditions, they reached the pole on 17 January 1912. It was an epic accomplishment, but it took its toll. All five men died on the return journey - when they were only a few miles from safety

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